Friday, September 28, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Show Your Support

The month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month ― especially the importance of early detection of the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the US and it can also develop in some men as well.

Many of us have had close relatives or other loved ones affected by the disease. My hair dresser discovered that she had it last year, and it was a very sad time.  Seeing someone who works with people's hair on a daily basis having to shave her head was very emotional for us both and for her other customers too.

My networking friends and I are combining to promote the cause in our own way by bringing attention to the cause through the color pink and also through the promotion of items which feature the traditional breast cancer ribbon.    If any of these appeal to you, just click on the photo and it will take you to the page where you can get more details.

Here is a poignant Facebook page made by one of my dear friends, Linda Kelly Lee who has a sister with Breast cancer.   The same lady who made the page also made a video of her having her head shaved as a show of support to her sister.  You can view the video here.  It has almost 10,000 views and is getting more each day.  Linda's sister's Facebook page can be found here.  It has many inspirational photos and discussions about Breast cancer.

Another of my networking friends is running a Pose in Pink Photo contest running for the whole month of October. You can find details of the contest on her Facebook page.    She also has  a daily giveaway of PINK items in the month of October.  Facts & Games dealing w/ BC awareness will be featured the entire month.

Finally, will you take the Pink Ribbon Pledge today to support the cause?

Early detection is one of the main focuses of breast cancer awareness month.  One of the best ways to support the cause is to do the things that will go a long way towards preventing it from happening to you.  There are many things that you can do.  
  • Breast Self Exams - easy techniques that you can do so that you know what is normal in your breast.
  • Regular mammograms
  • Professional Breast Exams by your doctor during your normal checkups.
For more information about screening and early detection, click here to visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s website.

As an extra way of promoting the cause, I have also put together a hand picked list at Bonanza, called Pretty Pink Ribbons Support the Cause. You can view the hand picked list on this page of the Bonanza site.

For more Breast cancer jewelry, please visit Vintage Jewelry Lane.


  1. Awesome blog.
    My sister has breast cancer and has just completed chemo and radiation. It is such a heart felt disease.
    Please also visit this site that sells lovely items to support breast cancer.

  2. Great post Carol and a great reminder to do those self-exams every month too!

  3. Really a helpful post you shared. Thanks for post such nice information.

  4. Love supporting Breast Cancer Awareness !

  5. Stay tuned for HAH's blog 10/14's all about YOU Girl and this wonderful post.

  6. Not enough information is put out, and when it hits home, Cancer becomes a cause. It should be a "CAUSE" everyday...
    Great post! Thank you for reminding others that this disease plays no favorites.

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  8. too many of us can relate to the horrors of this disease..I know I have had it in my family..I hope to see it irraticated in my lifetime..thanks for this blog ...

  9. Great idea for such a worthy cause!

  10. Lovely article very appropriate for this month

  11. Jewelery is compulsory for women to look beautiful. I think Fashion is incomplete without jewelery.

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