Good Sunday morning! Just saw this on Corie's blog and thought this was too good information not to pass on...take a moment to read, if we don't take care of ourselves, who will? Have a great Sunday! It's a beautiful sunny day in Hawaii!! ** Without a cure, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer - a devastating disease with physical, emotional, psychological and financial pain that can last a lifetime.
** Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years.
** Without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and 10 million could die - over the next 25 years. A grassroots organization called Pink for October is encouraging everyone with a website to go pink for the month of October -- to raise awareness and encourage breast cancer education. We can and should help raise money for research. Over the past 25 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure) has contributed significantly to some major victories in the fight against breast cancer.
** More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
** More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
** More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
** More survivors - America's 2.3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives. But the fight against breast cancer isn't over until we've found a cure.
** You can help today by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.