Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a great month for two reasons.... It is my BIRTHDAY, but of course it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a cause that is very close to me and something that I am really wanting to help with.

Here are some fast facts:
Who gets breast cancer?
Anyone can get breast cancer. For example, did
you know…
• the older a woman, the more likely she is to get
breast cancer?
• young women can and do get breast cancer, even in
their 20s?
• white women are more likely to get breast cancer
than women of any other racial or ethnic group?
• African American women are more likely to die
from breast cancer than white women?
• men can get breast cancer? Out of every one hundred
cases of breast cancer, one will occur in a man.
*Courtesy of the Susan G. Komen website - Susan G. Komen For the Cure

This is something that affects millions or men and women each year and it is really up to us to believe in change. I've been scouring the internet for information about breast cancer and way to help support the cause. A great website to learn more or to make donations is: http://ww5.komen.org/default.aspx
They even have really great items you can by and a portion of the proceeds goes towards research. You can also help by attending or volunteering at an event near you. All the information is on the Susan G. Komen website. 

Remember to wear your pink this month...

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