Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is breast cancer awareness month. I'm sure that most of you may know someone who has been affected in some way by this disease. This is the month to show support for the cause.

This year is also a special anniversary - In 2009, NBCAM celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since its inception a quarter century ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer.

While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the www.NBCAM.org Web site is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. I encourage you to visit their site in October and regularly throughout the year as they add updated breast cancer information and resources.

A simple way of promoting the cause is to wear a breast cancer awareness pin on as sweater or on the lapel of a jacket during the month. There are many styles available.

Many companies make breast cancer pins, but Avon makes several designs including the unusual one shown here which is called Walk around the World for Breast Cancer. One of the great things about purchasing from Avon is that is affordably priced at only $3.00, with all net proceeds ($2.27) donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to fund breast cancer research, access to care, support services, screening and diagnostics, and education. (f you like the pin, my friend Marilyn is an avon representative and will help you with the purchase.)

It's nice to know that doing something so simple can possibly make a difference.

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