Sunday, April 20, 2008

For The Cure - Breast Cancer Awareness

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer is a serious issue that is very close to my heart. My "Nana" is a two time survivor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer about 10 years ago. After going into remission for a few years she found out it was back. She has had two mastectomies and has been cancer free for about 7 years now!! I also lost my great grandma almost 6 years ago to breast cancer that was so advance there was nothing they could do for her. Going through this in my family so many times I know how important it is that people become educated about Breast Cancer, especially if you know you have a high risk. I do my best to educate myself by reading and researching everything I can find, at the bottom of this post I have linked to some great articles about prevention and treatment that I think everyone should check out.
In an effort to help support the cause recently decided to make a new soap and donate 50% of the proceeds from it to Breast Cancer Research. ( Although I must give credit to my aunt for coming up with the idea.) I will be making the donations to Susan G. Komen, but if any one is doing the Breast Cancer 3 day please contact me as I would love to help you reach your goal!

Speranza Soap - "Hope"
This 4oz bar of Shea Butter soap has a balancing and soothing aroma. The combination of Palmarosa essential oil which has a rosy geranium scent and calming Lavender essential oil will relax your mind, body and soul.

Simply Twisted is another etsy artist supporting the fight for the cure.

This yarn is a beautiful subtle varigated pink super soft sock yarn. $15 of this purchase will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Check out these Etsy Shops for more Pink Ribbon Items

Casa Di Bella Jewelry

Licia Pots

Little Worms

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Click here for information on
Mammograms, MRIs and Breast Exams

Click her for information on Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Click her for information on Types of Breast Cancer

Click here for information on Breast Cancer Treatment

Click here for general information on Breast Cancer from Health Central


Anonymous said...

this is really neat! Such a great idea, I lost a sister in 2006

Leslie said...

wow, great topic! I*m doing a fund raiser in October

esque said...

Wow!Your nana is a strong woman!


Karma by Morgan said...

thats a great idea and a great way to support such an important cause

Karin Lewis said...

Thanks for supporting such a good cause!!! I am walking the Breast Cancer 3-Day in San Francisco this year, last year I walked the 3-Day in San Diego. I walked by myself last year, but I wasn't alone. There was over 4,000 walking with me and many supporters along the routes over the 3 days! It was an experience I'll never forget and I will continue to walk until I can't walk anymore. When people asked me why I was walking I replied that I was walking for those who couldn't. Thanks! Karin Lewis

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Great post! My MIL is battling breast cancer right now. Your soap is beautiful!

Anderburf said...

These are really great ideas! I love finding new gifts for a good cause!

A site I found that I like is All Wired Up Jewelry, They have an Infinity pendant that helps support breast cancer.

Kristyn said...

thanks for that anderburf, I'll have to link to it!

there is also so great scrapbooks over on karin lewis's blog I'll link them soon as well!