Don't forget to do your part this month and donate a Mammogram! It is free and easy to do. Just read this awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Month post by Debe Maxwell. Click on the Mammogram button to donate. It is quick, easy and free and just might save a life.
OCTOBER: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The month of October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is challenging the world, "What will you promise?" to help breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been committed to immediate patient assistance and is in its 26th year in the race for a cure.
The Foundation has committed over $550 million to research scientists alone, to establish a cure! This is the largest commitment to breast cancer research funding by a single nonprofit organization, targeting 81 universities and hospitals in 27 states and five countries, EVER! These grants represent research with the highest likelihood of producing positive results for breast cancer patients.
Even the NFL is pitching in this month to help with the race for the cure. Games throughout October have been designated Breast Cancer Awareness games. Coaches, players, referrees and game staff are wearing apparel and pins with the pink ribbon/NFL shield during October games. Wear your THINK PINK ribbon to the October 24, Carolina Panthers game against the San Francisco 49'ers. (GO PANTHERS!) Thanks to the NFL and the Panthers organization, for participating in SUCH a worthwhile cause!
What can YOU do to help?
Every 2.5 minutes, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed. Digital mammography is one of the best tools available for use to help in early detection. This is a painless procedure--regardless what you've heard, and worth the time it takes for an appointment. The American Cancer Society says that women should have mammograms starting at age 40 and every year afterwards. Most insurance companies pay the full fee but, there are many women who do not have insurance. We can help by donating a mammogram for these women.
Go ahead--Click the link below--it won't cost you a PENNY!
Please pass this information along to YOUR friends and family. Chances are we've all been touched somehow by this horrific disease and with our help, a cure is on the way. Please read this, donate a mammogram (thank you) and pass the message on...