I agree about certain things not needing "awareness" at this point. Really who the hell isn't aware of breast cancer? That's not to say it's not serious -- I have had several members of my family that had breast cancer. But it's the unknown ones that need awareness! If I had been aware of celiac disease (or bladder prolapse!) I would not have suffered as long as I did.
Good luck with your family, Adelaide. I have had family members say I'm a hypochondriac even after I was diagnosed! And I know which side of the family too, but it has done no good whatsoever to tell them to get tested. They are stubborn and in denial. I gave information and they can do with it what they will. They're adults and can make their own decisions. Whether I like it or not, LOL!