{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

{Breast Cancer Awareness- Home Decor}

Sooo…..I found this pink beauty as soon as I walked in the door at Michaels. My goal was to find a pumpkin and paint it pink myself, but when I saw this (and noticed it was marked half off) I had to buy it. There’s a scratch at the top from where my son dropped it once we made it in the house, but other than that its still in perfect condition. Even though I have this now, I still would like to paint a pumpkin–just to see how the process works. Anyways, today’s post is the last post in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness.

So this week we covered:

Party Printables and Print Outs- Click here to go to this post and print out tags, labels, and signs for a BCA event or fundraiser

Home Decor and Crafts Ideas- Click here to go to this post and view wreaths, pink pumpkins, and party set up ideas

Desserts- Click here to go to this post and view amazing cakes, cookies and cupcakes in support of BCA

Drinks- Click here to go to this post and view pink drink recipes

****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Breast Cancer Q & A}
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.

{How can I Help?}

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.

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

 

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week}

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.

This Breast Cancer Awareness set is from Heather at Chickabug Blog, originally found on
Pizzazzerie.com. To download and print the items listed, click here.
****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Breast Cancer Q & A}
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.

{How can I Help?}

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.

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

 

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week-Home Decor and Crafts Ideas}

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Week on the blog this week!! All week long, we are sharing photos, articles, parties, fundraising ideas, crafts, treats and more in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today our pictures come from online etsy shops, blogs, and party sites….please see below
**Pictures shown below are NOT my work and can purchased or viewed by selecting the highlighted links
Wreath made by: Southern Accents Etc located in Eastman, Georgia.
Click here to visit their online etsy shop.
Wreath made by: Great Little Gift Shop located in Mobile, Alabama.
Click here to visit their online esty shop.
Wreath made by: Lauren Hogan from ItsCraftyCouture.
Click here to visit her online etsy shop.
This cute HOPE party was featured on PartyBluPrints Blog and The Frog Prince Paperie
The signs and tags shown are FREEBIES and can be downloaded and printed from the website

These pink pumpkin centerpieces were featured on Colin Cowie Weddings  andBrenda’s Wedding Blog

Decorate your own pink pumpkin by using the materials and tutorial listed fromGroovy Find

****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Breast Cancer Q & A}

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.

{Key Statistics}
  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

{Breast Cancer Awareness- Cute Desserts}

Breast Cancer Awareness Week!!!!! Every single day this week we have been sharing cool finds from online — party ideas, arts and crafts, cocktails, important facts about Breast Cancer and getting checked—- and today we are sharing Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies!
How cute are these treats??!!

How cute are these cookies from Simply Sweets by Honey Bee. Click here for her blog and cookie and cupcake making tutorials.

Beautiful cake by Cake Central
Another gorgeous cake from Cake Central
Sharing all of the pics I found on Flickr was not the plan, but once I found one cute picture then another one popped up and then another one. You’ll see….click on the links above.
****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Key Statistics}
Johns Hopkins Hospital
hopkinsmedicine.org

*3-D mammography detects 27 percent more cancers than traditional mammography

*Only about 12 percent of breast cancers today are believed to be caused by the BRCA1 gene. The BRCA1 gene is associated with the highest risk of breast cancer. Statistically, the risk for carriers is between 40 percent and 80 percent.

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week 2014}

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{Breast Cancer Awareness Week- Pink Cocktail Recipes}

This cute drink is from one of my FAVORITE blogs, Hostess with the Mostess.Click here to view more pink recipes and find the most amazing party ideas and dessert recipes.

CHAMBORD PINK-TINI {pictured at top}

Ingredients:
1 oz Chambord
1.5 oz honey vodka
.5 oz lime juice
3-4 raspberries

Directions:
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass or crushed ice-filled rocks glass. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with raspberries.

PINK-A-COLADA

3 cups cranberry juice cocktail

2 cups coconut water
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups coconut rum
Garnishes: pineapple wedges, tropical flowers
 MY FAVORITE DRINK…….. The MARGARITA!!! (with a twist)
PINK LEMONADE MARGARITA
Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • .5 triple sec
  • Juice of lime wedge
  • 4 oz pink lemonade
  • Splash OJ
Instructions
  1. First, rim your glass by dipping the top in water or sweetened lime juice then into an equal parts salt + sugar mixture.
  2. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients into a shaker (or a large glass) and mix well.
  3. Pour over ice and voila! Summer Drink Perfection.

Recipe from Style Me Pretty Living

****Together, we can fight Breast Cancer through education, awareness, participation, prayers, and support****
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{Breast Cancer Q & A}
www.nationalbreastcancer.org

What causes Breast Cancer?

When you’re told that you have breast cancer, it’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. But no one knows the exact causes of breast cancer. Doctors seldom know why one woman develops breast cancer and another doesn’t, and most women who have breast cancer will never be able to pinpoint an exact cause. What we do know is that breast cancer is always caused by damage to a cell’s DNA.

NOT CAUSES of Breast Cancer:
*Caffeine
*Microwaves
*Deodorant
*Cell Phones
*Contact with someone who has Breast Cancer
{Key Statistics}
* One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • * Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.