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Sam and Lissa's Blog 10-2
by Lissa Kreisler,posted Oct 2 2012 12:44PM
Yep..its Breast Cancer Awareness Month…when everything and anything comes up pink…Some complain about the “commercial” aspect…everyone is trying to make a 2 bucks for themselves and 1 buck for agencies fighting Breast Cancer…But I’m okay with it .All these “pink” items bring in a lot of money for retailers but they also bring in money for research and awareness ..
Just look at the NFL..their partnership with the American Cancer Society has made 3 million dollars for the agency…
And who doesn’t love the pink coins for the coin toss….or the pink goal post padding in the end zones….the game balls with pink ribbon decals…and the pink helmet decals, chin straps and shoe laces.
And I love what we came up with on facebook this morning…Get a pink light bulb for your outdoor light at home…Shine it brightly as the White House is doing!!!
But here’s something to do this month that doesn’t cost a dime…and may even save a life…
Rene Syler calls it 5 simple things…
Start doing breast self exams.
Know when to get mammograms
Know your family history
Talk to your teenage daughter
Get involved…spread the word about breast cancer.
We must keep fighting…keep vigilant..and keep supporting each other… as Rene reminds us…Breast Cancer doesn’t mean a death sentence. Early detection saves lives!!!