So, in case you weren't aware....October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. (If you don't know this....you might want to get out a little more. HA!) There is a group of bloggers out there that are going Pink for October (meaning they are changing their blog colors to pink) to raise awareness about Breast cancer. Lucky for me.....mine is already pink....but I still wanted to participate. I learned about the Go Pink group from Lisa over at Poppy Paperie. She has gone pink too (and she is an amazing stamping artist). You should check out her cute blog sometime.
There are many reasons to go pink this month.....and many ways. The number one reason...you could end up saving your life or the life of someone you love. Check out the Race for the Cure in your area. If you can't walk, or just want to sleep in....then you can do the sleep in for the cure. You still get a t-shirt and you are still supporting the cause.
Mail in those Yoplait lids! 10 cents per lid....just to mail them in...come on...lick the lid and mail them in. Holy-Pete if you go through yogurt like we do (and it's totally on sale all month) it really adds up.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your monthly self checks, get your yearly mamograms...it may just save your life. Click here to give someone a mamogram for free. Wouldn't it be a wonderful day when we could say....there is no such thing as breast cancer anymore? We have come so far and done so much....let's keep that momentum going.
You may be thinking that breast cancer or cancer in general is something that happens to other people. I am here to tell you that in one instant...that someone else can be you. I am a cancer survivor (14 years this December-thank you God), my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor (going on 2 years cancer free) and my cousin (Shelly) who is 36 years old just was diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be a survivor too. She never did self exams. She had never had a mamogram. We don't have any history in our family of breast cancer. By the grace of God she did a self breast exam a couple of weeks ago and she found the lump in her breast and went to the doctor immediately. A week later, they told her she had breast cancer. In that short amount of time....her life changed forever.
You probably know someone who has had or has breast cancer. Almost everyone does. Think about them and do this for them. Ask yourself what if it were me? What would I want others to do?
Wishing you health and happiness.