October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer doesn’t just affect one person. It alters the lives of family, friends, and co-workers. It is a disease that takes away mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, and best friends that can never be replaced.
One of the best ways we as women can help our families is to look after our own health. With early diagnosis and treatment, women can win the battle against Breast Cancer and lead full, happy lives with their families.
The best defense against Breast Cancer is a great offense, and it’s up to all of us to make sure the funding is there for research, free mammogram programs, and help for those who can’t afford the high costs of fighting cancer.
Here are some of the ways we as every day individuals can help our fellow women detect, fight, and survive Breast Cancer:
Early Detection iPhone App
The National Breast Cancer Foundation has published a FREE iPhone app to help women detect signs of breast cancer early. The app asks the user specific questions about her age, family and health history in order to determine how to best schedule self and professional exams.
The app details how to give yourself a self-exam. It also reminds women to perform monthly self-exams with push notifications, as well as clinical exams and mammograms.
Here’s a video on how the app works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ys801Dbgd8w
With a cost of FREE, there’s no excuse not to get this potentially life saving app.
Click to Fund Mammograms and a Cure
This site offers a way for us to fund free mammograms every day of the year with a simple mouse click. Visit http://www.TheBreastCancerSite.com and click on the big pink Click to Give button.
Care2 at http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/breast-cancer/ also has a Click to Donate button for every day use.
Search to Fund Mammograms
Need to lookup a recipe or a phone number? Instead of using Google or Bing, use LookPink instead. Every search on LookPink is counted and helps make donations to fund free mammograms.
Fight Like A Girl
As with any hardship in our lives, Support is key to Overcoming. The Fight Like a Girl Club offers Stories, Encouragement, Info, Tips, Inspiration, Support and Empowerment. It’s meant for the women battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases and the families who love them.
You can find articles and stories listed by cause and sign up for their blog to have new stories delivered to your inbox. There’s also a shop to help support the site. You can even join their fight on Facebook.
Check them out at http://www.fightlikeagirlclub.com/
Avon’s Pin It to End It
Avon has launched a Pinterest campaign called “Pin It to End It”. For every photo pinned with the hashtag #pinittoendit Avon will donate $5.00. For every repin of that same photo, they will donate an additional $0.50.
You can find out more here at http://pinterest.com/avonfoundation/pin-it-to-end-it/
Estee Lauder “20 Years of Courage”
Estee Lauder has launched a Facebook app called “20 Years of Courage” to celebrate its 20 years of campaigning for Breast Cancer Awareness.
For each milestone posted on its timeline, the campaign will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (up to $25,000).
Check it out here at http://www.facebook.com/BCACampaign.
Breast Cancer Support on Facebook
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