Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ladies and Gents October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is not just an incredible occasion for wearing pink.  It is a time to dedicate some efforts to fundraising, supporting your community, and raising overall awareness for cancer in general.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in America (the most common is skin cancer.), but many women are surviving with this disease thanks to improvements in treatments and early detection. 

Often times we would like to help but feel helpless or unsure of how.  Here are some ways in which you can be a part of the solution or at least the team working towards a solution.  

The American Cancer Society plays an integral role in research breakthroughs and encourages women to reduce their risk of breast cancer by educating themselves on risk factors, using early detections techniques.  They also provide help in coping with diagnosis.  They are a sounds organization in the effort against cancer. 

Action Items: 
  • Register for a Walk and Make a fundraising effort- This is a great way to be a part of the action.  Walk in support of or in memory of someone you know who has been or is currently affected by breast cancer.  
  • Make a donation to the American Cancer Society.  If walking or running is not your style, you can help with a donation or by volunteering with an organization geared toward this cause. 
  • Be a Part of the NFL's Crucial Catch Day: October 25th.  Participate in these breast cancer education events and low-cost screenings.  
  • Go shopping for some new earrings.  This one is a personal favorite of mine.  20% of ONLINE sales of this particular color (rose quartz) of Kendra Scott earrings will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
There are many other ways in which you can help.  Businesses across the nation rally behind this cause with partial proceed donations from various purchases.  It is a great way to kill two birds with one stone.  An example, we have a local business that donates to the American Cancer Society if you get an oil change with them on Tuesdays during October.  I decided to intentionally take advantage of this on Tuesday this week.  I encourage you all to research the best ways for you and your family to be a part of rally for this cause. 

Wearing pink is the easiest way to spread awareness for this disease.  

The American Cancer Society recently published some guidelines for nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention.  Being informed and taking action will not completely reduce your risks for this disease but can be helpful in lowering your risk factors.  The organization encourages achieving and maintaining a healthy weight consistently during your lifetime.  Along with this, they suggest embracing a physically active lifestyle and a healthy diet with an emphasis on plant based foods.  They suggest limiting alcohol consumption as well. 

What action will you take?  Comment below if you have any unique or especially effective ways in which you intend to support this cause.  

Think Pink

New Era cap hat

Charlotte Russe crown headband


Pink tank top

H M blouse
$13 - hm.com

Flared skirt

Dr. Martens pink rain boots


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