10/5/07

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month





"Be the living Expression of God's kindness, in your face, your eyes, your smile,

your greeting.
Give not only your care but your heart."

Mother Teresa
In loving memory of Karen Short

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I wanted to offer my support to breast cancer survivors and those battling this disease every year. According to " breastcancer.org, "Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer..."

In addition, we know the faces of those coping with this disease, they are our sisters, friends, aunts, mom's, co-workers, teachers, and grocery store clerks,...

I lost a dear friend one year, only to watch my mother begin her own terrifying battle with the same illness the following year. The fact that I have my mother here today is the result of the time and effort of someone's volunteer work and/or donation.

Bloggers have a real opportunity to help shine light on the web sites and campaigns that help raise money for research and support of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns.

The more money these campaigns raise, the more lives we help save through public awareness. The National Cancer Institute estimated "178,480 female and 2,030 male cases of breast cancer in the United States in the year 2007 in addition to 40,460 female and 450 male deaths" from the illness throughout the year.

I've included a link to breastcancer.org's Virtual Tea Party in addition to Carol Sutton's site where I copied this graphic and the graphic in my sidebar. Thank you Carol, and breastcancer.org for your information rich as well as compassionate sites.

Please be sure and visit breastcancer.org and click on the link to the Virtual Tea Party for more information on how to offer your support or attend the Virtual Tea Party which will be held on October 26th at 3;00 PM. (ET)

For the pink ribbon buttons and other breast cancer web clip art, check out Pink Ribbons by Carol Sutton which are used for address labels, brochures, in addition to web graphics, and images-


Thank you for reading, and I look forward to reading more posts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The above image was donated to Carol Sutton's site, here are Carol's words by the image:

"Pam Sawyer, herself a survivor, has made this framed soft edge pinkribbon with a single rose and and unsual top. Since January 25, 2003. Lovely ! {22k}Thank you Pam.Pam"

This was my favorite ribbon, but there are more at Pam's address, along with a place where you can leave a donation to her site.


National Cancer institute quoted in italics

Breastcancer.org quoted in italics

7 comments:

Lee Chien said...

you have a lovely blog.. nice...

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Thank you so much lee chien, what a nice comment. I hope you're having a great evening~ :))

Ann

Monday Morning Power said...

Hi Ann,
There is an interesting conversation going on at my site. I would really love your input: http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com/2007/10/why-do-you-blog.html

Marja said...

Great cause. My mum is a survivor as well. These people need all the help they can get. Nice that you pay attention to it. ANd sorry about your friend

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

That you Maria, she was a lovely person. I'm grateful my Mom's a survivor, and glad to hear that your mum is too. :)

I Hope you're having a great week-end!

Ann

Vic Grace said...

Just checking my Technorati status and noticed that you had favourited me. Thank you, I am honoured I hope I keep your interest.

I have been fortunate in not having experienced breast cancer myself, none of my family or friends have had to deal with it. Thank you for that post reminding me of what other women are dealing with.

Anthony said...

Quite effective material, lots of thanks for the article.
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