Sunday, October 2, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yes, it's true...I am a dog with a bone.  Your regularly scheduled "green" environmental educator has turned true and total "pink" since my 3 Day Walk experience.  I've got pink and breast cancer awareness on the brain. 

But, figuring I'm an educator, I figure if it's all in for education (with a side dish of activism), perhaps it's all okay.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With that, here are some vital resources that will help highlight that fact, bringing greater awareness closer to hand:
Lifetime Television is airing a montage movie called "Five" with 5 stories of women and their experiences with breast cancer.  Each story is directed by a different big name in Hollywood:  Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moor, Patty Jenkins, and Penelope Spheeris.  Air dates to set the DVR for:  Mon., Oct 10 at 9 p.m., Tues., Oct. 11 at 1 a.m., and Sat., Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
❤ For a great infographic about the facts and fiction of breast cancer in the United States, check out Lifetime's link here (pictured below, but minuscule!).

❤ For tips, facts, webinars and more about Understanding Breast Cancer, go to Komen's "Understanding Breast Cancer" page.

❤ Another site filled with a bounty of information:  The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
❤ Given 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, take the time to do what you can for early detection:  get regular mammograms and do monthly self-checks. 

❤ There is a 98--100% 5-year survival rate for those who are diagnosed and treated during the earliest stages of breast cancer (numbers vary depending on the source).  Given that, early dectection is KEY!

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1 comment :

  1. There are more and more organisations and groups around the world who will offer support and advice to not just women but men as well who have been affected by breast cancer.

    Kavinace Calm PRT