Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I'd write a post about how you can help support research and awareness!
S.C. Johnson has a "pink my profile" application for Facebook, (http://www.facebook.com/rightathome) the first time anyone installs the application and pinks their profile, S.C. Johnson will donate $1 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (http://www.bcrfcure.org/). I did it, the application was super easy to install and I could choose how dark or light pink I wanted my picture and which corner I wanted the ribbon in. Easy-peasy!
Buy pink things! http://www.shopkomen.com/ 25% of your purchase goes to Susan G. Komen For the Cure®
and speaking of Susan G. Komen: (http://ww5.komen.org/donate/donate.html) Yoplait is doing their Save Lids to Save Lives, for every lid you turn in ( goes until December 31, 2010) Yoplait® will donate 10 cents per lid (up to $1.6 million!) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Guaranteed donation of $500,000 minimum!
Go to The Breast Cancer Site (http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2) and click on that giant pink button so that sponsors will pay for mammograms! You can also shop there too, (direct quote from their website "About" section) " With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds for free mammograms for women in need."
Save the Ta-Tas: (http://www.savethetatas.com/) has merchandise for sale and at least 25% of proceeds go to fight against breast cancer.
There are more organizations but I've run out of time. I need to go to bed because my 6-month old will be awake in a couple of hours looking for a meal (that boy would be eating us out of house and home if breastmilk weren't free!) see I can talk about that because this is a Ta-tas post! Breastfeeding is actually one of the ways to significantly lower your risk of breast cancer. Please get your screenings, do the exams, and live healthy to live long!
Feel your boobies!