Thursday, October 9, 2008

9 on the 9th

My friend at All That Naz has a monthly meme called "9 on the 9th". I have not always done the best job with this. One time I did, "almost 9 on the 9th" and another time I could not come up with 9 of anything.



Anyway, I am back and participating 100%. Since October is Breast Awareness Month I thought I would come up with 9 things you can do to help find a cure.



1. Get a mammogram. If you have a family history of breast cancer, go get one earlier than is recommended.

2. Do something to raise money for the cure. I did the Avon Walk but there are plenty of others, including Susan G Komen's race for the cure races. (http://www.komen.org/)

3. Give to a charitable cause that supports finding a cure. Susan G Komen's organization has raised millions for research as has the Breast Cancer Research Foundation .

4. Do a monthly self-exam. All the experts agree that early detection is very important.

5. Buy products that support the cure. These days the pink labels are everywhere.

6. Listen to a survivor tell their story.

7. Offer to help someone with breast cancer. Bring a meal, run an errand, clean their house, etc.

8. Wear a pink bracelet to show your support.

9. Talk to your health care provider about your questions, concerns and family history.



What about you all? Any others to add?



I got something in the mail just this week about World Pink and Estee Lauder's involvement in a breast cancer awareness campaign. You can find out about companies that support the cure by going to http://www.elcompanies.com/. Some companies listed on the brochure include: Aveda, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Origins and Prescriptives just to name a few.



If you get a chance, go check out my friend's blog Bubba's Sis click on her pink ribbon link.



Have a great day! You can go find more 9 on the 9th at: All That Naz.

Take care,

Julie

3 comments:

Becoming Me said...

Excellent list my friend.

Bubba's Sis said...

This is a GREAT list! And thanx for the link!! People CAN make a difference! My mom has beat breast cancer THREE TIMES now - she is my hero.

D... said...

Inspiring list! You rock!