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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I've Gone Pink!

Thanks to Reb, who told me about going pink for the month of October, in honor of breast cancer month, I've decided to follow suit and do the same. I guess we've all been touched by someone in our lives who has suffered this terrible illness, and we all wish we could have spared them the pain, suffering, and fear that they faced. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. ONE in EIGHT.
I'm not a research scientist, and I am no chemist, so working with what I can, the only thing left for me to do to help fight this killer of women is to promote education and treatment. I firmly believe that well informed people make much better decisions and are less susceptible to physical ailments and are more apt to seek medical treatment sooner than those who are inadequately informed. When breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. That's huge!

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a great tool for helping you set up an early detection plan.

Here's an interesting Podcast on the subject of how politics affect cancer.

And here's some info. on breast cancer screening and genetic screening.

I hope you'll check it out, and possibly consider going PINK this month too!

9 cookies cracked:

Karen said...

I love the pink!

Reb said...

Thank you! I can't believe the response my one little paragraph is getting and that you took the time to put up some research links. You are amazing Cookie!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I think this is a nice color scheme for ya here, yes I do.

kcinnova said...

I was hoping for a WWC, but Pink is one rockin' color for October!! Reb inspired me to do the same.

Jessica said...

Kudos to you-breast cancer affects so many people.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I love pink! And what a great cause!

fiwa said...

I like the pink - and it's a great idea! It looks good on you. ;)

I wondered why both of our female newscasters were wearing pink on the morning news. Doh!

Anndi said...

Absolutely amazing! Mom died of cancer, as did her mother and my step-grandmother. Dad's a cancer survivor.

I love the pink!

Fortune Cookies said...

karen- :) thanks I think it's kinda pretty

reb- Anytime, my friend! When I saw it at your site, I HAD to do it too.

gary-why, thank you, sir!

kcinnova-sorry 'bout no wwc this week, school has had me BUSY...I'll have to stop by and see you all pretty in pink!

jessica-thanks! I've lost family and friends to breast cancer as well as known women who have survived it. It's a serious issue and one that deserves it's place on my blog.

real live- pink is new black, or so I've heard

fiwa- ha ha! now you know the secret behind the ladies in pink

anndi- (((Bloggy-hugs))) sorry about your mom and grandmas. And congrats to dad for being a survivor! My family has been affected by cancer too, and one of my ex's lost her battle with it a few years ago. Cancer not only affects the people who have it, but everyone who knows and loves them too.