Now get your mind out of the gutter...50 SHADES OF PINK refers to the team I formed for my first cancer walk on Sunday, October 14. I am walking in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. This Boston walk is the oldest and largest breast cancer walk in the US. They expect about 45,000 people...which is nine times the size of my town.
I chose to form 50 SHADES OF PINK and participate in this walk because the American Cancer Society provides invaluable services for women with cancer: they provide access to mammograms for all women.; they provide transportation to treatment for women who need it; they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; they provide a place to stay if treatment is far from home; they provide wigs for hair loss from chemo; etc. etc etc. 1 out of every 2 women diagnosed with breast cancer reaches out to the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. They invest more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type - to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. The chance of dying from breast cancer is 1 in 36, but the rates are going down. This is because women are detecting the cancer earlier and treatments are constantly improving. Today there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States....that is a lot of bald women walking around at any one time!
So, how can you help lower these statistics?
Donate to the American Cancer Society via 50 SHADES OF PINK. Every dollar matters. No amount is too small (or too large!) Every donation helps save a life!
Click on here to donate: 50 SHADES OF PINK DONATION PAGE
Thank you for helping save the life of a mom, sister, daughter or wife!
Whacky thought for the day...
Why do peanut butter and jelly sandwiches taste better when the bread is folded vs. cut?