Think Pink for October

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Time to help raise awareness for breast cancer! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are plenty of resources with facts and information.

Alarming breast cancer stats:

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.

One woman will die from breast cancer every thirteen minutes.

An estimated 40,000 women and 400 men are expected to die from breast cancer in 2012.

The best prevention for breast cancer is early detection and only 51% of women 40 and older reported having a mammogram last year. We need to change this.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) has a list of collaborating organizations as well as information on finding low cost screening in your area.

How you can help:

  1. Encourage every women you know to get a mammogram starting at age 40.
  2. Get a mammogram yourself!
  3. Help spread the facts about breast cancer so that women will make better choices and take charge of their health.

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
― Kalu Kalu

You can make a difference in the life of a mother, a daughter, a friend and of whole families. Please join me in helping to raise awareness for breast cancer. Thank you!

Lots of breast cancer awareness pins on my Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness board on Pinterest.

Resources:

Breast Cancer by the Numbers

Breast Cancer Awareness art

Featured image “The Whole World Wants You” via Thomas Hawk via Creative Commons.

Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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Peg

Writer & Social media strategist
Co-author of The Art and Science of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Social media is my passion. And my job. I'm here sharing my professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. I work with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. I've spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. I work with the best brands and make them even better! I'll share tips and tricks, provide positive inspiration and answer social media questions through the content that I create and curate. What sets me apart? I'm an innovative idea girl that follows through and gets the job done. Social media is my career, not just a hobby.

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