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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Haphazard Thursday~Let's Hear it for the Girls

Now that you have that song in your head and will be humming it all day long, let's chat about the girls. I am a member of MOPS and this week at our meeting, we talked about breast cancer and had someone speak on proper early detection, healthy habits, and prevention.

As you know October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).


The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2009:
*about 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women
*about 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is *the earliest form of breast cancer).
*about 40,170 women will die from breast cancer

Living a healthy lifestyle is a great way to decrease your risk of breast cancer. Limiting alcohol consumption, reducing the "bad" fats in our diet, and exercise are great ways to be proactive. Make sure you are obtaining regular mammograms if you're over 40 or have a higher risk for developing breast cancer and perform those monthly self exams.

As most of you know, we are donating 10% of each purchase of our Think Pink and Love and Hope notes to Spirit Jump, a wonderful non-profit organization devoted to lifting the spirits and assisting those with cancer. We are in awe of this charity and love being a part of their mission. Mini #1 is even involved.

From now until the end of the month, we are donating 100% of profifts from these two note sets to Spirit Jump in honor of all the fabulous women in our life and those that are survivors, currently fighting, or those that have lost this battle.

These notes make great gifts for the holidays or even small "thinking of you gifts." We can even personalize them free of charge. We are happy to wrap up sets and send a personalized gift message from you. Let us know if you have any questions.

Have a great day and remember to do your self exams!
{Thanks to the American Cancer Society's website for the facts and statistics}


5 comments:

  1. That is such an awesome gesture! This cancer affects too many people!

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  2. MLG is such a giving company :)

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  3. Amazing gesture! You are so fabulous!

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