Check Yo’ Self & Get Involved: Breast Cancer Edition

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, if you haven’t already noticed from the copious amounts of pink ribbons everywhere. Everyone is showing their support for breast cancer awareness month.  From the NFL to Yoplait Yogurt, everyone is getting involved.  You too can find multiple ways to support the fight against breast cancer.  We want to share some our favorite ways to be active this month about spreading the message and how you should be actively checking yourself.
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Breast Cancer is a cause close to my heart. My grandmother was diagnosed with it when I was 2 years old. Thankfully, she went through intense chemotherapy and I can happily say she attended my wedding last year.  But, because of her trials, I have always been an advocate for breast cancer awareness and education.  I don’t think its ever too early to start checking yourself.

CHECK YO’ SELF

If you are unsure of what you should be looking for when checking yourself, here is a helpful chart:
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Picture from http://www.fitforparenting.co.uk/
If you are concerned about anything that you feel please go see a doctor.  The sooner they find the tumor, the higher your chances are of beating the cancer.

THE FACTS

Women:

In 2015, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:

  • 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  • 60,290 new cases of noninvasive breast cancer
  • 40,290 breast cancer deaths

Men:

Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2015, it is estimated that among men in the U.S. there will be :

  • 2,350 new cases
  • 440 breast cancer deaths

– See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Statistics.html#sthash.U1w4sT5A.dpuf


HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

1. Shop for the Cause
Tons of our favorite beauty companies are donating a percentage of their sales to Breast Cancer Research.  You can find lists on Harpers Bazaar and SELF.
2. Save Lids to Save Lives  Friends in the Fight
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Yoplait Yogurt will be donating $350,000 to be split among three organizations.
By collecting and donating your lids you are able to select which organization deserves your funding.
3.  National No Bra Day!
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On October 13th we are celebrating National No Bra Day.  So let the girls hang loose and share the message with your social media community to help spread the word.
4.  Attend Fundraising Events
There are tons of events throughout the month that you can attend to support Breast Cancer.  Here are a few links to find events if your area.
If you are in Los Angeles…
Making Strides of LA 5K Walk
Date:  Saturday October 17th
Time: 7 a.m. registration
7a.m.-11a.m. Walk
Location:  Microsoft Square at L.A. Live
I will be participating in this walk with several friends.  If you want to join us or donate to our team you can find the details here:
Halloween Hotness Party

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
6 pm – 12 am
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Halloween Costume Party
The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood.
Saturday Oct 17
6pm-midnight
www.HalloweenHotness.com

5. DONATE!
Donate money to Breast Cancer research.  Any monetary contribution is helpful, no matter how big or small.  Here are some of the best organizations to donate to:
Together we can help save lives,
Ashley Sutton

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