Posted by: nichole | October 1, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This is the month you see pink everywhere as a symbol to support breast cancer research. I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of the color pink but I am during this month.

On a personal side note, this is also the month I get my mammogram. No, I never planned it that way; it just happened. TMI? Too bad, because it is information we should share.

I remember my first mammogram. You can imagine I was scared because of all the horror stories you hear. Your imagination runs WILD when you hear the word “squish.” Often we apply that word to a bug so it shouldn’t be said anywhere else. A better word to describe a mammogram is uncomfortable because it is. But I was surprised at how quickly it’s done. No matter what, it can help save lives.

For several years, my computer/Internet time starts with me clicking the “Click to Give” campaign on Breast Cancer Site. It’s habit now along with my email, daily comic strips (Luann and One Big Happy), celebrity gossip sites and news. This programs helps to fund mammograms.

I also receive newsletters from The Army of Women. The Army of Women is an online campaign that promotes breast cancer prevention research studies in the US. Studies are in different cities and the call can be based on age, survivors, etc.

The 19th Annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure will be held on October 3rd across Canada. You can also Cook for the Cure. Host a Cook for the Cure party, along with your donations from the party KitchenAid Canada will donate $50 to CBCF. For those who need a little retail therapy, why not donate by doing what you love to do? Shopping and give by buying products from companies who donate funds to breast cancer research. Check out Shop for the Cure.

Personally, I think one of the biggest donations you can give to bring awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness month is to encourage a woman who hasn’t gotten a mammogram to get one.

We have every right to take control of our own health.

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