I have been having a rough go of it lately and honestly felt like most things I do have been a mess. What is the best thing to do when feeling depressed? Usually find a way to serve so I’ll ask for you all to keep reading my blog if you’ve found any of the 720 posts helpful over the years and forgive me if I have offended you in any way along the way. I have certainly done the best I could to make this as compelling reading as possible. My choices haven’t always been great but don’t give up on me! We’ll get another 720!
But let’s focus on other people and let the chips fall where they may. I want to tell you about the Warriors in Pink program because its pretty awesome. It is a program of outreach and well made/attractive products that helps to prevent and find a cure for breast cancer. The goal is to “keep the topic of breast cancer part of everyday conversation and encourage women and men to engage in self-exams. Greater awareness can lead to earlier diagnosis, which in turn, could save lives”
I can’t think of a much better goal than that! Breast cancer is particularly important to diagnose early because it is so treatable. The American Cancer Society says in 2013:
- About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
So clearly if we can spread the word on diagnosis and treatment we can save lives. To read about how to do a proper self-exam and to know what to look for go to nationalbreastcancer.org. This is important stuff so if it feels awkward, do it anyway.
After monitoring your own health, would you like to contribute as I desired to? That’s where Warriors in Pink comes in. They sell wonderful clothing, scarfs, bags, and a variety of items for reasonable prices with 100% net proceeds going to 5 breast cancer charities- Susan G Comen, Susan G. Research Foundation, The Pink Fund and the Young Survival Coalition. You can give to one of the 5 or all 5.
I was really impressed with the quality of the items I got and just the apparel proceeds since 2006 adds up to almost 5 million in donations. Pretty great!
The prices are very reasonable with beautiful scarfs selling for $35 down to keychains for $10. There are also beautiful ties for men to show their support. The more women we can keep around for their families the better off this country will be. I firmly believe that.
So its a win-win situation. You get a quality product at a good price that looks cute and you donate to a very important cause with 100% net proceeds going to the charities. Please follow my lead and contribute if you are able.
Want to see them up close and personal on this video! Go for it!