Wear your pink ribbons proud! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s time to pay attention! Your breasts will thank you for it!
The truth is breast cancer affects all of us. No matter what your race is. Early detection and awareness is your best bet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. ”
The goal of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is “to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.”
Unfortunately, most of us know someone who’s been affected by this horrible disease. My aunt lost her battle to breast cancer when I was 19-years-old, to this day I do monthly self-exams. I don’t want to become a statistic; I understand that early detection can be life saving. Make the pledge to save your own life and win a tee from Save the ta-tas®! See below!
With the help of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I created an “Early Detection Plan.” It will remind me to do a breast self-exams, and attend my clinical breast exams and mammograms. I can be reminded via email, calendar, text messages, and RSS feeds. In this busy world, it is just this easy!
Here’s a chart from the National Breast Cancer Foundation on how to perform a breast self-exam.
“The Save the Ta-tas Foundation and ta-tas® Brand was created by clothing designer Julia Fikse as a way to fight breast cancer using laughter and fun as a way to fight a serious disease. Her playful line of t-shirts and accessories include messages such as “save the ta-tas” and “friends don’t let friends lose ta-tas.”
This weekend, Thursday September 30th – Saturday October 2nd, each Torrid store will have a Breast Cancer Awareness event. You can contact your local Torrid for details.
They also have a special offer going on to help drive donations on September 30th – October 11th. If you donate $5 or more to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (through Torrid) you will get $15 off any pair of jeans! It’s called “Breast Cancer Can Kiss My Booty.” Love it!
And when you buy select Breast Cancer merchandise, 10% of that will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can even make a donation in any amount to NBCF the entire month of October at Torrid.
All you have to do is leave a comment below, promising me you’ll honor those affected by breast cancer by pledging to perform monthly breast self-exams.
- Make sure you leave a valid email or twitter i.d. This contest is open internationally. The winner will be chosen November 1st. using Random.org.