Hello, PINK October!

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I know there are a lot of distractions going on in the world, but it’s October and that’s something to be excited about, right? It’s a new season, new opportunities, the start of something fresh–the beginning of something great! By switching gears from the negative to something positive you can change your whole outlook. It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month so that means it’s time to THINK PINK!

20131001-155518.jpgIt was “PINK DAY” today–yes, including my shoes! I even passed a pink water fountain!

Every year, I support the fight against breast cancer and you can too! Join the fight by getting involved, donating, or participating in an event in your area. I will be participating in the Komen Race for the Cure on October 12, 2013! Over the years, Susan G. Komen has made great strides to help with the progress against Breast Cancer.

About Susan G. Komen:

“Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:

More early detection and effective treatment– Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early.  Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 33 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.

More hope – In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 98 percent.

More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).

More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.”

We can’t allow a “shutdown” distract from all the good going on in the world.  Race for the Cure is such an awesome event, you don’t want to miss out! You can find out more about Susan G. Komen and breast cancer/awareness here.

How will you be joining in on the fight?

Hello October…It’s All About PINK!

photo via: http://www.chinesewishlanterns.com/2010/raising-breast-cancer-awareness-with-a-chinese-lantern/

October is here and it’s really starting to feel like my favorite season, Fall!  The sky is absolutely beautiful and the cool air is perfect for football…ROLL TIDE and GO BLAZERS!!! But it’s not just about football. There is so much going on this month and we can all get involved!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and even the NFL goes “Pink” to support the cause!  Most of us have been gearing up to participate with Susan G. Komen For The Cure!  The Race for the Cure in my city is October 15th and I’m so excited! I’m really glad that my running group, Black Girls Run (Birmingham), has given me a head start to prepare!

I’ve never been more excited to participate in something so dear to me, the fight against cancer. I have many family and friends that have been affected by breast cancer in some way or another. My Dad also battled cancer (lung) and passed away in 2004. Any way I can get involved to tackle this disease (in whatever form) I am down! Here is more information about Understanding Breast Cancer. Please visit the Susan G. Komen link above for more information and details about how you can get involved! You can also donate to the cure on my personal page here!

And remember…THINK PINK and CHECK YOUR TA-TAS (MEN TOO)!!!