Monday, October 3, 2011

October is...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know we're all bubbling with excitement over fall colors, but this month, I hope everyone has a little pink on somewhere!

As an active participant of Relay For Life, I try to take part in any/all cancer awareness activities that I can.
Aside from wearing pink and pinning a ribbon to my backpack, I want to be able to educate people too:
  • In 2011, it is estimated that there will be 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,520 breast cancer deaths among U.S. women.
  • Among U.S. men, it is estimated that there will be 2,140 new cases of breast cancer and 450 breast cancer deaths in 2011. (Yes, men can get it too.)
  • Equals out to a new case of cancer in 1.3 per 100,000 men and every 123.4 per 100,000 women
However, 90 out of every 100 women with breast cancer will survive for at least five years. When it's found early and confined to the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

More and more research is being done every day while we are all going to class, sleeping and having fun.
The best thing to do is be educated, listen to your body and never miss a mammogram!
Please, do something to support breast cancer research. If not for someone you know who has had it, do it for yourself and your future children.

This is a good fact sheet. Hopefully you can click on it to make it larger! It's also on my pinterest.

Here are some fun ways to show awareness!

Don't like San Fran, but I do like the pink bat!
Um, hellooo! Super cute and for a good cause. This is a good excuse to buy sandals in October!

Here's a video that our local hospital & VT's spirit program and band did for the Pink Glove Competition. Please vote for us!! If you didn't look at the pictures, at least watch the video. It's done to Pink's "Raise Your Glass". It's awesome!!

Sorry for such a long post...there's just so much to share!
Happy Monday and go PINK!


  1. I ALWAYS try to support breast cancer month by buying all things related! and of course wearing pink

  2. Have you seen the 'I <3 Boobies' bracelets? A girl a few towns away wore one to school because her ?mom? had breast cancer and the school made a HUGE fuss over it. And when I say huge, I mean banning them from the school, making statements in the paper about how the bracelets contained 'sexual content' and such... ridiculous!

  3. What a great post! I always buy pink batteries to support Breast Cancer Awareness month! I had no idea there were pink soup cans and pink hershey kisses!

  4. I loooove walking through the store and seeing all the pink items. What a great way to support and what girl doesn't love buying items that are pink AND help other ladies out!

  5. Gotta love all these fab pink items to support a great cause! :)


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