October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may have noticed celebrities speaking out, doctors promoting prevention, neighbors or employees sporting prevention swag or even your favorite football player wearing…pink!?! We at BE. wanted to join the cause and throw our support behind the ladies (and men!) who have valiantly fought, supported, or sadly succumbed to breast cancer and to all the others whose lives have been touched or affected in someway by this horrible disease.
It seems the prevalence of cancer is, unfortunately, on the rise. There are thousands of articles out there describing prevention and detection, signs and symptoms, and treatment plans and adverse effects of breast cancer. We are not a medical magazine, and we are not here to tell you how to care for your body. We are here, however, to champion women. We strive to offer support, humor, intellectual content and resources on your journey to being the best you you can be. And to be the best you, you have to care for your mind AND body. We therefore want to take this time to demonstrate our support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and encourage each and every one of you to increase your knowledge, actively screen, and work towards preventing and decreasing cases of breast cancer.
We’ve rounded up a few resources for you here.
Grab a team or walk solo and check out these walks that raise awareness of and money for the fight against breast cancer. If there’s not one in your area or you’ve already missed the date, think ahead for next year and plan a trip or weekend around one of these events.
Information/Resources/Volunteering focused on women diagnosed at a young age
- Self Breast Exam Stickers
MyQueenBeeDesigns has awesome self exam reminder stickers. Partial proceeds for certain orders in October will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness research. This is an independent shop that is giving back! As an added bonus, BE. readers will receive 15% off orders of $10 or more with the code BEYOU (expires 11/30/15). So buy some for your planner, your bathroom mirror, your dashboard and your friends!
- Create an Early Detection Plan
- Shower Exam How To Card
Please consider making time to show your support this month, and all year long.
Love, your BE. Team