October is almost over and I’m sure you could not be more aware of breast cancer awareness month.
Still, there is time for you to help in the fight against the second most common cancer in women.
A bunch of my friends and I went out last night for dessert, and mammograms came up.
We have several friends dealing with breast cancer right now, so it was a natural topic.
I may or may not have poked my own boob in the course of the conversation. I’ll never tell.
I probably browbeat my friends, but an annual mammogram is such an important diagnostic and can really help save a woman’s life!
My great-aunt Millie ignored all the warning signs (Blood! Do not ignore blood, people!) until it was too late to do anything but write a will.
This still resonates with me. I have four mostly-adorable kids and a husband who is still really hot. I don’t want to not be here if I can help it.
Check out the Hanes Virtual Comfort Package app on Facebook. When you use the application you can send a “comfort package” to friends and family and Hanes donates one dollar (up to $25,000 total) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The NBCF promotes early cancer detection (half the battle) and provides free mammograms to women who couldn’t otherwise couldn’t afford one.
The comfort package can digitally send a note, photo, video message you record, recipe, or a virtual t-shirt to your loved one on Facebook.
I tested it out and it looks like the package is delivered via private message and not placed on the recipient’s wall.
Comfort can come in many forms—a much-loved, much-worn t-shirt, a recipe your grandmother used to make, or a message from a friend.
Please take a minute today to send a Comfort Package to someone you love. Each time you do, the one dollar donation from Hanes will be triggered.
Come back here and let me know and I’ll give you a big hug!
For a bonus hug, let me know if you’ve had your well-woman care yet this year.
I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in the post are my own. If you are over 40, please make sure you schedule and get your annual mammogram!
Thanks for the reminder – and the poke 😉 . My grandmother’s name was Millie too, and she had breast cancer.
You get an advance hug for being a good sport!
Just sent off a little package to a friend in the midst of her own cancer battle.
I had my annual this summer… 😉
Hugs for Kat!
Susan in the Boonies says
On my list of things to do NEXT WEEK is make my appointment. Thanks for underlining that for me, Nota.
You can call me Anne, hon. Unless you like calling me Nota, and that’s cool too.
Margaret Hollingsworth says
Done! July is my month of wellness.
I already real-hugged you, but you get a virtual hug too.