Hi Ladies! You will be seeing a series of blog posts over the next week or so on several other wonderful blogs. We all banded together in our support of breast cancer research and to promote breast cancer awareness.
In 2011 alone 230,480 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. alone. 39,520 women succumbed to the disease this year. Those numbers are staggering (from the National Cancer Institute). Ever since I first heard about breast cancer I also heard in tandem that early detection was the key to beating and fighting the disease. It’s important that you know your body and see your doctor when and if you notice something changing, no matter how slight. Know the risk factors and be your own advocate.
But as sad as the disease is, there is hope. Susan G. Komen for the cure is an excellent organization helping raise awareness and funding major research projects. The 5 year survival rate of breast cancer is 90%. We need to get that 10% back. Whether you donate your dollars or your time, the most important thing any of us can donate is our voice, because when we stand together and stand in solidarity we step closer to a cure.
I decided to pull out some of my pink products and create a FOTD and NOTD to show my support for breast cancer research.
Smashbox Blush in Radiance, Sula Lipgloss in First Kiss, Mally Shadow Stick in Angel Shimmer, MAC Eyeshadow Swish, MAC Chatterbox Lipstick
I also decided to do an ombré manicure with three pink polishes I own from OPI.
Mod About You, Sparrow Me the Drama, Strawberry Margarita
Speaking of pink products, there are several companies whose beauty products you can buy and a portion of the proceeds while be donated to breast cancer research, I have selected a few of the offerings that are available this month if you are looking for new products and want to support a worthy cause.
And, Tarte Cosmetics is holding a giveaway on their site here and for every unique entry received they will donate $0.20 to the Young Survival Coalition (up to $2500). 10 winners will receive a Tarte Lipsurgence Matte Lip Tint in Hope.
Whether you are personally a survivor, know someone who was a victim or if you are 6 degrees from it… keep fighting, stay strong and keep the conversation going.