It’s October, and that means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So we’re going pink again to hopefully provide a reminder to anyone reading that you need to:
1) Understand early detection is key. Get a clinical breast exam, mammogram and/or do a self-exam.
2) Think about how horrific this disease is and if you can, support breast cancer research and patients:
- The Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is happening in LOTS of places. (The Phoenix event is Sunday, October 11).
- The Breast Cancer Society is a national organization based in Mesa, AZ that has a primary focus of providing direct help and financial aid to those suffering with breast cancer.
- Do you Twitter? Check out TweetsForBoobs.org! Send a tweet with the hashtag #tweetsforboobs and you’re pledging to donate $1 to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Follow them @tweetsforboobs and they’ll keep track of your pledges and DM you your total. What a great way to use Twitter and social media to gather pledges and spread the word! Kudos to the Phoenix area peeps that put this all together.
No money? Understood. You can also donate your time, there are many organizations that need volunteers. Write a blog post. Tell a friend. Do something, anything to help stop this insidious disease.
According to a recent article in The Breast Journal, smoking 100 or more cigarettes might substantially increase a woman’s odds of developing breast cancer. Therefore, a female smoker can reduce her risk of breast cancer by quitting smoking as soon as possible.
I think its great how your reaching out for such a great cause Jay. Its always good to see other agents in the Valley take the time to share information about Breast Cancer Awareness.
Mike Pannell (Dallas says
That is a great idea. I might have to think of some kinda of promo for this month for new contracts
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Truly, we all should support this awareness mission and spread awareness in every possible way. It is for our society and a fight against the disease.
What a great article. Thank you for posting this. I live here in Dallas am flying back to MD to support my best friend in the Susan G. Komen race for the cure. She is a 2 year survivor, so this really hits home for me. Thanks again.
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Hey Jay what a great thing you are doing for such a great cause. Keep up the good work.
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What a great post! I look forward to reading your blog and I find it very helpful. Keep up the good work and thanks again!
constant gina says
This month always brings a tear to my eye…
Race for the Cure is a wonderful charity event. My wife always contributes to the Austin TX branch of this charity each year. This year, Austin's Race for the Cure event is on November 1 at the Domain.
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Most breast lumps are detected by the patient, not the medical provider…Remember to perform your monthly self-breast exam. Also, although breast cancer is considered a predominantly female issue, there are rare cases of male breast cancer. So, if you detect a breast lump, don't neglect to have it evaluated by your medical provider.
Reo Homes says
Thanks for the valuable info”¦. i hope many would benefit by doing this.
I encourage you to tell your readers to do BOTH mammograms and self exam, not one OR the other. I was diagnosed this year with a breast cancer that did NOT show up on mammogram. Women really should be examined by a medical professional, get mammograms as perscribed AND DO BSE – all of them, for the best protection.
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Love the Breast Cancer awareness background….very neat!
So many people don't realize that breast cancer can also strike men! This is serious stuff!
Scotts Valley homes says
Its right. We need to create the awareness among the people. If we get together then we can surely prevent this disease from spreading out.Thanks to JAY for writing such an important blog for all of us.