Yes, it's October and along with gorgeous fall foliage, carved pumpkins, cinammon-spice lattes and Halloween Trick or Treaters, comes BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
I have to give kudos to Jason Aldean for donating the proceeds of his sixth annual Concert for the Cure to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. He raised an impressive $315,000 and provided local commuities in the Virginia area with free mamograms.
Ladies - have you gotten your yearly mammogram this year? No more excuses, make that appointment, okay?
And be sure to do your monthly self-exams. It's important! If you need a helpful reminder how-to, go to: http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/breastselfexam.html
I don't know any family who hasn't been affected in some way by breast cancer. I have close friends and family members who are survivors. I can't say enough about their courage and bravery. I have also lost a cousin to breast cancer.
The fight goes on.
The best thing we can do to battle this disease is to stay informed, get your yearly check-up, do self exams and lower your risks.
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