Today marks the first day of National Breast Awareness Month and with it comes a sobering thought: Every 69 seconds, somewhere in the world a woman dies of breast cancer.
("Jane" by Sir Gerald Festus Kelly, 1924)
Here are a few things to consider today...
Early detection matters.
Getting regular mammograms if you're over 40 and remembering to do your monthly BSE (breast self-exam) can go a long way in taking helping us to take control of this disease one woman at a time.
("Speedy", Rudolf Schlichter, 1923)
Living right matters.
1. Decrease your daily fat intake.
2. Increase fiber in your diet.
3. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
4. Limit alcohol.
5. Stay active.
6. Don't smoke.
(The Duchess of Devonshire, 1990's, by Christopher Simon Sykes)
Getting involved matters.
There are so many ways to participate. You can sign up for an event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (and get in shape in the process), you can help raise awareness among loved ones and those in your community, you can even become an activist and help others achieve important legislative goals.
("Damenknelpe Ladies Dive", Rudolf Schlichter,1923)