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Think Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October 9, 2014

One thing about my effort to feature more guest bloggers is managing the submissions. It’s October 9th, and I received this submission on September 29th. I need to improve my content management skills… Anyway, this 4th guest post by Customer Experience Specialist, Valerie Welland is a little time sensitive, but now you can plan for next year’s “Homemade Cookies Day” and “Vodka Day.” And to further say I’m sorry for my tardiness, here’s an excellent article on National Breast Cancer Awareness by Elaine Schattner in Forbes, and a cool pic of a local guy wearing pink shoes… Val, thanks again for your post!

tom-brady-pink-shoesBy Valerie Welland
Lately there seems to be a national holiday for every day. Researching this I found a few examples for the month of October:

  • Oct 1: National Homemade Cookies Day
  • Oct 4: National Vodka Day
  • Oct 14: Be Bald and be Free Day
  • Oct 23: IPod Day
  • Oct 29: National Cat Day

The most important “day” of the month is National Breast Cancer Awareness. It is so important, it is being observed throughout the entire month of October. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. That means it is likely each person will be affected by this disease, whether it is you personally, a friend, or family member. Early detection is so vital in fighting this disease and it is recommended:

  • Women over the age of 40 receive a routine mammogram every 1-2 years
  • Performing monthly at-home checks
  • Clinical exam during your physical.

Of course, if there is any question about the recommendations made by the NBCF, you should check with your own physician. I have known several brave women who fought this disease, and won. It is hope, with awareness, of this disease that more women (and men) will be able to fight this disease and have the same outcome. October 5th is national “Do something nice day.” My suggestion: do something nice for you and schedule that mammogram.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Valerie Welland permalink
    October 9, 2014 11:16 am

    Thanks for posting this Leo! Not to worry, I celebrated Vodka and cookie day for everyone.

  2. Valerie Welland permalink
    October 9, 2014 11:17 am

    I think I may skip Oct. 14th’s though

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