Monday, October 22, 2012

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 
  
 
NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.[1]

In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer.[2] In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors.[3]
 
I wanted to share what I do each and every day in my effort to help out. Often when I would visit blogs I would see the "click everyday button" and I would click on over. Then one day I noticed under the click to give button a little box that said "Remember to click"  or "Get your daily reminder to click" depending on what it says at that moment. So everyday I get an email from The Breast Cancer Site with my reminder to click. It has been a year now since I signed up.
 
The Breast Cancer Site









What are you waiting for?
Sign up now!
 
Free ways to help.....




Something else I do every year is watch the "QVC FFANY Shoes on Sale" event. Shoes are donated from designer shoe companies (125,000 shoes) and sold at half price! I also buy something each year. The proceeds from this program go to the research for finding the cure to breast cancer. You should try to watch it.

It is on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm Eastern time so adjust accordingly for your time zone. You can also watch it online live. So if you don't have a QVC account number you may want to set one up today. The shoes go fast!!!! Believe me you will not be disappointed in this show. University of Michigan received $542,714 from last year’s sale, and $4.2 million total since becoming involved with the event.

1-800-345-1515 or by visiting QVC.com
 

18 comments:

April said...

Breast cancer has hit a bit too close to home. My mom had it and one of my closest friends from high school is battling it right now. I really despise cancer!

Love Of Quilts said...

I buy shoes from QVC but I didn't know this, is that this Wednesday.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Thank you for all those ideas of ways to help!

The Boston Lady said...

Debby,

Thank you! I didn't know about this and I will join. This time last year two dear friends began their journey to fight against their very different breast cancers. I had the privilege of joining them on this difficult trip through surgeries, chemo, radiation and all that comes with it. I am in awe of their bravery and resilience and their success up to now and the positive future ahead of them both. My MIL is a 15 year survivor and was the first to show me strength, faith and yes, humor, under great duress. I hope, should I ever face something like this, I can follow in their inspiring footsteps and all the others who face this with such courage. Thanks again. Ann

myletterstoemily said...

this is great when you get a good deal
on shoes and the proceeds go to a
good cause.

Deb said...

that is awesome Debby..thank you for the information

Tami said...

I have been blessed to not have a family member or friend have breast cancer. I do support the cause and I applause QVC for sponsoring a fundraiser.

Life in a Small Town said...

thanks for the reminder.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Breast cancer hits way too close to home for my comfort (lost two maternal aunts to this awful disease, and my baby sister is a 13-year survivor). Thanks for the reminders of simple ways that we can help.

Stephanie said...

Such great ways to help!

Trennia said...

Wonderful ideas on ways to help! You inspire me so much, Debby!
I love you!

Trennia said...

Wonderful ideas on ways to help! You inspire me so much, Debby!
I love you!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What excellent ways to help!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debby what a great great post. Being a Breast Cancer Survivor I thank you so much for doing what you do to help with supporting a awesome cause.
I too click on buttons but I need to sign up...great suggestions.
Love
Maggie

edshunnybunny said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful ways to help--and thanks for reminding me that it's time to schedule my annual mammogram!

Unknown Mami said...

Wow, that is a lot of shoe sales for good. Nice.

Jenny said...

I just posted on this, too.

I'm going to check out your links. Every bit makes a difference.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

The button and the shoes are such great ways to help out! You are always so thoughtful!!

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