October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month aka “wear pink”month. The NFL and little league players wear pink socks, stores sell pink Breast Cancer awareness gear and annual walks begin sponsored by well known organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Even though this disease is researched, discussed, and acknowleged all year round, October is the month where we come together to show support for the cause and to fight together to find a cure. Each official purchase, regardless if its a shirt, cup, mug or pen, donates a portion of the proceeds to a Breast Cancer organization. Donating is always an option, a very valued option to help fund research, but there are other ways to fight as well. Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support.
For Breast Cancer Awareness week here on the blog, we will provide tips, ideas, and online resources to make your next Breast Cancer Awareness event a success and motivate you to support the cause by making or purchasing a craft listed. Use the items listed below for fundraisers, home and office parties, gifts and reminders that the fight is still on!!!
These Breast Cancer tags/circles are by Laura from Eye Candy Creative Studio. She is a very good friend from Ohio who designed my logo, many of my stickers, and is a creative genius!! To view her blog, pin this to pinterest or read more about her story, click here.
per Susan G. Komen website
Are young women at risk for breast cancer?
Breast cancer is not common among young women. In the United States, fewer than five percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40.
Someone you care about has breast cancer. In our book, that makes you a “co-survivor.” And whether you’re a friend, co-worker, family member or spouse, you have a very important role to play.
Co-survivors provide much-needed emotional support such as listening, giving a hug or just being there. Some offer informational support like gathering data or the latest news on breast cancer. And others give practical help like driving to and from doctor appointments, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping and child care. All together, this is called “social support” and it makes survivors feel loved, cared for and understood.