October, sometimes referred to as ‘Pinktober’, is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With a 1 in 8 probability of women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, early detection is key. This can be achieved through:
- Monthly breast self-exams
- Routine clinical exams and mammograms
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Staying physically active
- Eating fruits and vegetables
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol consumption
For more information, consult with your physician and you can visit nationalbreastcancer.org for additional information.
Shop For A Cause
You can help support and fund different organizations by shopping for limited edition ‘pink’ products. These are just a few I found. Click on the link(s) I provided at the bottom of each product to learn more.
Aveda ‘hand relief’ Breast Cancer Research Foundation Moisturizer $26
Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder (pink cap edition) $26
EOS Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Collection- Lip Balm and Hand Lotion Set $7.99
Essie 2014 BCA Collection $8.50 each
Estee Lauder, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection $29.50
Murad Hydrate For Hope $49.50
Nest Passion Candle $28
Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set $15.99
Tocca Sapone de Viaggio in Cleopatra (Daisy Soap Set) $24
Other Ways to Help
You can donate, fundraise, volunteer or become a sponsor with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen or Look Good Feel Better.
Remember, sometimes no symptoms will manifest which makes routine check-ups imperative. “When breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. (National Cancer Institute)
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