Friday, October 15, 2010

Cancer is a word, not a sentence…

October is breast cancer awareness month. It would be hard to miss the pink that is popping up everywhere, even on the NFL! I was tickled, well…pink, when I saw the first Monday night football game and all those big, brawny football players sporting their neon pink accessories.

For those of you have joined us recently, my ORMom was a warrior last year as she battled breast cancer. She is a fighter and a survivor. I would have given anything if she hadn’t had to go through what she did. I will say this, it sure opened my eyes.

There are so many ways to help spread the word and support breast cancer awareness. There are walks, and runs and volunteer positions available in every major city in the U.S. You can donate through the Komen for the Cure website. One of the most important things you can do is learn about this terrible disease.

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website is a valuable tool for resources and information on how you can help. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The other seven will know somebody who has breast cancer. It touches everyone.

During the month of October, it is so easy to be a part of finding the cure. Major companies donate proceeds to breast cancer research with every purchase of their products. Products that we use every day. Here are just a few examples:

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We all know I’m no athlete, but I am a shopper. While I might not sign up for a 5k run to help find a cure, I can sure shop to find a one. If you just take a look around the next time you’re at the grocery store or Walmart, you’ll see all the ways you can help. If it has a pink ribbon on it, you’re fighting the fight.

Spread the word. Remind everyone to shop pink!

If you’re interested in finding some great pink ribbon products for you or your favorite warrior, The Komen site donates 25% of each purchase to Komen for the Cure. They have some really awesome things. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! Check it out here.

 

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“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve

 

P.S. Don’t forget to click on the pink ribbon, up there on the right, to help provide free mammograms. It’s free and just takes a click.

3 comments:

  1. Love your post today. Not because of cancer but because you're letting people know which products are supporting breast cancer awareness. These are the same items that would be purchased normally.

    My Mom had a radical mastectomy in 1986. There was no chemo or radiation. The cancer was gone. She is now a stubborn 86 year old who has not had any reoccurence of cancer.

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  2. Thanks for getting this out there in front of people. The other thing is to remind women to be faithful in getting their yearly mammograms. ORMom was. I hate to think what would have happened if she had skipped last year. A Stage-2 tumor had popped up in 6 months.

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  3. Thanks Dawn. I just put the finishing touches on a lengthy post about our family's legacy with breast cancer.

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