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Friday, May 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

I don't think there are any of us that can say that our lives haven't been touched in some way by cancer. Personally, my aunt died from breast cancer, and I have a few friends that have survived it. It is a growing concern, and one that you will want to educate yourself about as much as possible.

Did you know that breast cancer is second only to lung cancer in all reported cancer cases, accounting for a little more than 10 percent of cancer diagnoses around the world? Women are about 100 times more likely to develop the disease than men; however, the survival rates are about the same regardless of the patient’s sex. About 519,000 people died from the disease in 2004.

Knowing the facts about breast cancer is so important, and spreading awareness about breast cancer is vital too!

That is why I love seeing the breast cancer logo around so much! The pink ribbon has symbolized the fight against breast cancer since the early 90s when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed them out at a New York City foot race. Today this beautiful pink ribbon can be seen just about anywhere in the world, and I think that is a wonderful thing.

Spread the word about breast cancer, because you don't know how many lives you could save!

*Cara was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.*


  1. Two of my aunts had breast cancer, my step-mother, a cousin, and numerous friends. It certainly is pervasive today. My daughter walked in the Koman Walk in Washington, DC a few years ago in memory of a co worker who died from a very fast moving form of breast cancer at 32.

    Early detection and better treatment are a necessity. Thanks for an important post.

  2. No one in my family has had it, but that doesn't mean that no one will. I have lots of items that sport the breast cancer pink ribbon, and love wearing them to show my support. I can only hope that we find a cure soon.


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