Please help me 'save the ta-ta's'. I need something pink to match my...um...pink stuff. It's for a great cause...!
As many of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What you don't know is how Breast Cancer has affected my family, friends' and clients. Take a moment to thank WHOEVER for all the loved ones in your life, and to keep them safe. Some statisics you might not know:
-1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her lifetime
-In the US, breast cancer has the highest rate of deaths for women than any other cancer type.
-MEN CAN GET BREAST CANCER but less that 1% of diagnosed patients are men.
There are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US! <3
(statistics from breastcancer.org, 2011)
So how can you help? You can start by donating directly:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Join the Sacramento Komen Race for the Cure in 2012
Or join the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in 2011 & 2012-all over the US!
You can also do little things, like make your regular purchases from places who donate to research and awareness! In fact, if your local thrift store is a non-profit, chances are they have 'specials' running right now for donations! Check out their websites, call them up, or just go in and ask! Usually 'anything pink' goes towards donations! Not sure if you'll find anything for you though? Check out some of my recent 'pink' finds!
Charlotte Russe hot pink heels, minor scuffing but barely noticeable! $5 at Auburn, CA Goodwill!
Express brand new hot pink top $5! From Piece For Peace in Auburn, CA!
Brand NEW hot Pink Old Navy peacoat $17 + 10% off from Chic Boutique in Auburn, Ca! (regularly $60!)
Cute stuff (did I mention it's PINK?!), at amazing prices that donates to charity? Count me in!
REMEMBER: wear pink all throughout October! <3