Besides being a wife, mom, and now grandparent, I’ve spent most of my adult life as a performing singer/songwriter, a full time bilingual educator/counselor and a social activist. Now that I’m retired from education, I’m focused on my grandson, songwriting, and offering my skills to organizations working for environmental justice and human rights. I plan to keep singing around town as long as people are willing to listen.
Peggy uses her talent as a musician to spread the message in support of positive and progressive causes around the world.
Despite of coming from a good traditional family and fairly a happy and positive person, Peggy still experiences occasional feeling of worry and unease regarding life in general and what the future holds.
Her songs and music are occasionally inspired by certain personal troubles and the outcomes from life’s imminent events.
In May 2016, during a routine mammogram, a biopsy result will forever change Peggy’s life and the lives of the many close to to her. She would soon be faced with the greatest challenge thus far of her life.
Peggy shares her challenging moments during her battle both mentally and physically. With support from her loving family, Peggy fought through without knowing what the future holds for her and her family.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The number of new cases of female breast cancer was 125.0 per 100,000 women per year. The number of deaths was 21.5 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2009-2013 cases and deaths.
- Approximately 12.4 percent of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2011-2013 data.
- In 2013, there were an estimated 3,053,450 women living with female breast cancer in the United States.
According to National Cancer Institute: In 2013 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
- 230,815 women and 2,109 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.*†
- 40,860 women and 464 men in the United States died from breast cancer.*†
All songs are written, composed and performed by Peggy Watson
Visit Peggy’s website at http://www.PeggyWatsonSongs.com
Photography by Rodney Diaz
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.