Breast Cancer Awareness: A Great Reason to Think Pink! October 08 2015, 0 Comments

I used to associate October with colors such as orange, red and yellow. Those are the colors of the leaves on the trees around where I live in beautiful North Carolina, the colors of the pumpkins and squash that fill up the bins at the farmer’s markets, and the colors of the hot apple cider that I love to drink once the weather turns cooler.

But thanks to the great work of all the organizations involved in researching breast cancer, working to find a cure, and educating women on the importance of screenings and early detection, I now associate October with pink! I love to walk through the stores and see pink everywhere.  From Wilson tennis balls  to Yoplait Yogurt, pink is everywhere. You can find many more great products on the Shop Pink site of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

And don’t get so busy shopping that you forget to take care of yourself. Make sure you schedule your mammogram. The American Cancer Society recommends a yearly mammogram for all women over 40 (and younger if there is a history of breast cancer in your family or other risk factors).

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, behind skin cancer, and also the second leading cause of cancer-related death. But death rates due to breast cancer have been declining since 1989, and today the chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is only about 1 in 36. This is due in large part to early detection through proper screening, as well as advances in treatments and therapies.

We can thank organizations like the American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation for working hard to increase awareness and raise money for continued research.

Yes, Go Free Pants make you feel sexy. But remember, one of the best ways to feel sexy is to stay healthy!