October Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2009

imagesWhat an important month.  We celebrate life of cancer survivors; mourn those that lost the fight; pledge to help fight the disease; pray for all families impacted by breast cancer.

Some of us get athletic: 5K Runs/Walks are scheduled everywhere this month. 

Some of us give: donating money to cancer research organizations or families that need help paying for treatment. 

Some of us eat: “dine-out” nights held at restaurants whose profits, that night, go to breast cancer research; and then there’s Yoplait yogurt lids that you can send in to Yoplait and they’ll send money to a breast cancer organization. 

Some of us get creative: making products that, when purchased, have part or all of the profit donated to a breast cancer prevention organization.

Breast cancer is detectable early through regular self examinations and annual mammograms after a certain age, as recommended by your doctor.  A product called Breast Chek Kit can help you with this task of self examination.  It is kind of like “a magnifying glass for your fingers.”  You can find this product by emailing Sandy@sunshineeveryday.com.  Also available to wear your support for a breast cancer cure is a “HOPE Everyday” tshirt.  A portion of the sale will be donated to breast cancer research.  More information about these two items are on this link:  http://www.sunshineeveryday.com/category-s/41.htm 

I’ve had some dear friends with breast cancer.  One very sweet friend, Catherine, is a recent survivor.  Detected extremely early, the cancer was removed and she’s doing fine.  It really pays to self-check and have a regular mammogram.  Mine’s next month.

P.S. In case you’re wondering, I’m not making a cent by recommending Breast Chek Kit or HOPE Everyday.