Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Think Pink!

Good morning! I am sure that you have taken note of all of the pink products, the pink uniforms and the pink ribbons around this month, that means it is time to think about breast cancer. It is time to raise awareness! 

I have written about my families experience many times on the blog. This month I just want to take a minute to remind you that breast cancer is a serious disease and that it can be prevented! Be vigilant with your self and remind a woman or all of the women in your life that you love.

Instead of reinventing the wheel I am re posting this post from last year.

Image from Julep and The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a cause that is very close to my heart. If you have read my blog for awhile than you may have seen mention that my mother had breast cancer when she was 36, my cousin had it at 35 and sadly passed at 39, her mother was diagnosed several years later and several of my grandmothers sisters passed from the same disease. 

Ladies CANCER is a scary and deadly disease but it can be detected early with monthly self breast exams and yearly mammograms. Yes, they are a little uncomfortable (not painful) but isn't a few minutes of discomfort worth a little peace of mind? 

I urge you to take care of your health as well as the health of your friends and family by encouraging them to get yearly mammograms.

If you would like more information please visit The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation to learn about the current research and tirals being done, to give a donation of to learn more about prevention.

In addition you can visit The American Cancer Society for new studies and information on all cancers.

I hope that you have a great day!


  1. There is a lot of fundraising activity going on north of the border as well for breast cancer research this month.

  2. Ironic that I am going tomorrow at the crack of dawn for my annual mammogram! The numbers are scary.....but knowledge is power!

  3. Such an important cause! Thank you for sharing this info, Elizabeth!! xoxo


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