Tuesday, October 2, 2012

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October as some of you may know is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm sure we all know someone or know of someone who has been affected by breast cancer, it never hurts to remind everyone (myself included) to get screened / tested. My experience with breast cancer is my mom. In the past 10 years, she had 2 tumors (one in each breast) and had them removed thanks to early detection. I'm glad I have her as an example because she always gets screened every six months. 

Which basically puts me in a higher risk category :| 

Just some random info (which I didn't know):

  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
  • Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40
  • 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors). [In the USA]
Really? Every three years starting at age 20? I thought it was every year. oops. 

information thanks to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Everyone gets involved in some way, shape or form in terms of raising awareness, and some people like to donate or purchase items whose proceeds go towards Breast Cancer Awareness. Since it's a beauty blog, I figure it would be helpful to know some of the companies who are selling items that go towards a great cause. 

Laura Mericer

Bobbi Brown

Estee Lauder



If you know of other places/brands that are selling products whose proceeds go towards breast cancer awareness, please comment. 

thanks for listening.

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