What do you do with all those t-shirts that your kids get when they participate in band, sports, youth group each year? What does one do with all the t-shirts that represent walking to help fund cancer research? You make a quilt! Here is what I have been working on for a dear friend of mine.
Last week, I went for my annual check up with my doctor. How many of you do that? I know that many of us worry about weight loss supplements and eating healthy foods but how many of us have routine check ups? October is breast cancer awareness month. Please, go to the breast cancer awareness website and click on the icon. A simple click provides mammograms for those who cannot afford one.
Cook for the Cure® is presented by Kitchen Aid. It gives those with a passion for cooking, unlike me, to support the breast cancer movement. I can start cooking to support this endeavor! I don’t have like to cook and I don’t have to like breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was founded in 1982 when Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, with more than $1 billion invested, it’s the world’s largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the cause.
What can you do to help? I have been inspired by those tv stands who encourage us to start a race for the cure team. Whether you are a golfer, a bowler, a chef or a runner, you can contribute to the fight against breast cancer 365 days a year. By participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, the most successful charity event ever created, you will experience an event that has changed the way the world views breast cancer. You can make a difference as you celebrate survivorship, honor those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raise funds and awareness for the fight against this life threatening disease. Join the fight where you live, work and play.
Go to Find an Event to see what is happening in your neck of the woods.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.
The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. A complete early detection plan also includes regular clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional. Monthly breast self-exams are suggested in addition.
See how you can help fund mammograms by clicking here.
It is a sad day when someone has to ask for money to help them get the medical care they need. I don’t know what the answer is to enable each of us to have affordable insurance. All I know is that Holly needs our help. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and does not have health insurance. I hope you are not shocked by her lack of insurance coverage. There are many who simply cannot afford to be insured. Our health insurance as a self employed person is out of this world. Fortunately, we have been able to pay the premium each month. We have a $5000.00 deductible on our policy!
Back to Holly’s predicament. You can read about Holly and if you choose, help her get the treatments she need. At best, you may choose to donate to fund cancer research by going to the website at National Breast Cancer.org.
I wish Holly the best of luck. I did not take the op on the paid site as I did not want her to spend more money to get money. This is not a paid post.
and enter for your chance to win an iPod Nano. My blogging friend, Tina and her friend, are walking to earn money to fund research to fight breast cancer. Help Tina and her friend raise money to research ways to end breast cancer forever and enjoy a little music as your reward! Every few days I hear of another person or family who have been affected by breast cancer. We have to put a stop to this horrible disease. Check out Tina’s blog for how you can donate and how to enter for a chance to win a pink iPod Nano.