Monday, October 7, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month





 Shirt- Forever 21 (similar, similar) // Blazer- Target via Goodwill (similar, similar) // Jeans- American Eagle (similar, similar) // Belt- TJ Maxx (similar) // Watch- Michael Kors // Shoes- hand me down from sister in law // Ring, bracelet, earrings- gifts

It is sort of hard for me to know where to begin this post. As many of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many stores and companies honor this month with Think Pink items and products donating a portion of the proceeds to various breast cancer charities. I was recently contacted by Bloggers Think Pink to help earn money for the Bright Pink charity which focuses on early detection and prevention in young women and the Fab*U*Wish initiative which grants wishes to those undergoing breast or ovarian cancer treatment or have recently completed treatment. If you are interested, you can click the button in my right side bar which will be displayed the rest of this month.

Almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. For me, I know a couple women who had breast cancer that I hold in very high regard. Unfortunately after 7 years, one of those women lost her battle. There are many things you can do to show your support. But, most importantly I urge you to do monthly self exams and get mammograms starting at age 40 (or earlier if you have a family history). Early detection helps so much with survival rate. I hope and pray one day there will be a cure, but until then I will continue my monthly checks and supporting breast cancer in some way each October.

(I donated to the cause and am now considered a sponsor on the website, but I was not paid or compensated for this post. )

9 comments:

  1. First off, I love that jacket and have been looking for something similar. Secondly, awesome post for a great cause.

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  2. That is a great cause. My aunt had breast cancer and she is now free of it thank God. Your blazer & Top are so cute & pair well with each-other. In honor of this cause, I am vowing to wear Pink at least twice, each week of this month, as you may know from my blog. =)


    Have a Great New Week, Laura (and Claire).

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  3. Great cause! I love your pink jacket, you look incredible.


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  4. I also had a close friend who passes after a ten year battle with cancer. Supporting research and doing monthly check is definitely very valuable.

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  5. so sorry for your loss
    i love this soft pink blazer, especially since pastels are so on trend right now
    brett

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  6. Thanks Brett! I figured it was a perfect color for this post! :)

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  7. I totally agree. I pray there is a cure for all cancer someday!

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  8. I'm so glad your aunt is in remission! Wearing pink is such a great way to show support this month! Hope you have a great week as well!

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  9. Thank you Alison! I hope and pray there is a cure someday soon.

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