Pink October is about creating breast cancer awareness. Get yourself informed and learn how you can fight against this terrifying disease.
It’s October and close to all Halloween decoration, one can still find some shades of pink here and there. Even though it started as a National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), it grew into an international campaign to inform and support breast cancer patients.
Maybe because of the color chosen to represent it, pink, and it’s the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world, people forget that men can also develop male breast cancer.
Why do I care about Breast Cancer?
You probably know that in April 2015, I went through a brain tumor surgery. But what you may not know is that my mother had breast cancer. Besides, because of certain risk (genetic) factors, I prefer to keep an eye on it.
It’s true that doesn’t mean I will develop breast cancer. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
What is Pink October all about?
From time to time, I see some associations of Pink October with some kind of happy celebration.
Personally, it’s not how I see it. While one is blessed with a cure (when treatment comes timely), there’s the pain and suffering. Breast cancer is not something you just get over it. There are changes in the lifestyle of the patient that will remain with them. One just not forget it.
Make Pink October a moment to:
- embrace those who survived the battle
- support those in treatment
- inform everyone
Last year, I was given the chance to contribute to the campaign at work for breast cancer awareness. It was a blessing opportunity to share about my mom and her message on timely treatment.
Pink October is about hope. It’s about giving hope to all the women fight alone or with support. It’s for women from all social classes, cultural backgrounds and ages. It’s about the families that fight together. It’s for the parents, partners and children of breast cancer patients.Breast Cancer Pink October 2015 by Glamulet
Where does Debbie in Shape fit in Pink October?
First of all, Debbie in Shape is about Pink. Pink in the sense of it being a feminine color, sometimes provocative, sometimes shy. It’s about being ourselves no matter where we are. My sole purpose is to help women in their journey to personal improvement.
There are certain risk factors one cannot escape from, such as genetics. Yet, there are still lifestyle changes you can implement that may help keep breast cancer away.
Environmental And Lifestyle Risk Factors*
- Lack of Physical Activity: A sedentary lifestyle with little physical activity can increase your risk for breast cancer.
- Poor Diet: A diet high in saturated fat and lacking fruits and vegetables can increase your risk for breast cancer.
- Being Overweight or Obese: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for breast cancer. Your risk is increased if you have already gone through menopause.
- Drinking Alcohol: Frequent consumption of alcohol can increase your risk for breast cancer. The more alcohol you consume, the greater the risk.
Remember to put your health in first place. Forget the whole media standards. It’s not about how you look, it’s about truly loving yourself. Loving yourself and your body so much that you take good care of it.
Our grandparents had a totally different lifestyle. Now we spend most of our days sitting in front of a computer, whether at home or work (me=guilty). Think of the food we eat, habits, everything. If there is something you can do now, why not?
How incredible it’d be if breast cancer didn’t make any fatal victims?
Glamulet is donating 50% of their sales to charities that support breast cancer. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness to prevent breast cancer. It’s about creating conditions for lives to be saved and patients to be cured.
Please, take a couple of minutes to visit Glamulet campaign’s website and watch the stories of Alexandra, Danielle and Emma.
Breast cancer is real and there are thousands of women dying of it every single year. In fact, every 45 minutes, a woman dies from somewhere in the world.
I’m sure you’ll love Glamulet pieces. They are so beautiful and they ship to all over the globe. You can personalize them the way you want. And when you wear them, you’ll remember of those who are fighting with hope.
Breast Cancer Pink October 2015 by Glamulet
Do you know someone who battled with breast cancer?
* You can also find me on:
Twitter (Fitness): https://twitter.com/DebbieR_Fitness
Twitter (Geek): https://twitter.com/DebbieInShape
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Debbieinshape/ (em português)
* Resource: National Breast Cancer Foundation
Disclosure: I was granted the opportunity to write this blog for Glamulet by BrandBacker. I didn’t receive money for it, but I was promised a sample of their product. The samples received never influence my content. I’ll always write my honest opinion on the products I receive and I only accept samples that fit the content of debbieinshape.com.