It is not surprising, given the Grey's Anatomy cast's support of important causes, that this poignant story line appeared in October, in conjunction with national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and a monumental effort is needed to win their fight.
In addition to the prominent patient and Miranda's treatment of her, last night's episode featured a prominently displayed pink ribbon -- the breast cancer awareness symbol -- on the fridge in Meredith's house. During a commercial break, Kate Walsh (who plays Addison Shepherd) made a public service announcement regarding breast cancer, instructing viewers to learn more and telling them what they can do to contribute and find a cure.
It's nice to see Grey's Anatomy championing this effort. Find out more about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and how you can help by following these links.