It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, most of us have or will be affected in some way by this disease. The statistics are really alarming:
- About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- Caucasian women are more likely to develop breast cancer, but it's more common in African-American women under the age of 45; Black women are also more likely to die from breast cancer.
- About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
It's a terrible disease and we all can do our part to support research, treatment and health education. Start by "purchasing with a purpose" by buying pink products that support the cause. Here are a few of my favorites:
|Brooklyn Cruiser Limited-Edition Pink Willow Bike|
|Juice Beauty's Authentically Pink Makeup Kit|
|Edible Arrangements Pink Dipped Strawberries|
|Bicycle Playing Cards|
|Coach "Mini Boyfriend" Watch|
Conair's Power of Pink Collection
Gaiam Yoga Mat
|Officemate Pink Office Supplies|
|Microfiber Sherpa Lined Sparkle Boots|