What Breast Cancer Awareness Lessons can be learned?
This “breast cancer awareness lessons” and “One Journey Many Paths” video discussion is brought to you today by Saint Agnes Hospital.
After a month of breast cancer awareness, what did we learn?
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given the flood of pink messages, pink products, pink hype, pink washing, and pink giveaways, what did or should people learn during these 31 days of observance?
Breast cancer awareness lessons
There is no way to prevent breast cancer — but through regular mammograms and at-home self exams, it can be caught early, which is a woman’s best chance for survival.
Who is affected? Mostly women age 40+, with the majority of diagnoses being given to women age 50+.
79% of new cases and 88% of breast cancer deaths occurred in women age 50 and over.
We can all do something to raise awareness via our actions, our blogs, a fund raising walk or run, buying products that support breast cancer research or supporting legislation to find cures.
If you pray, do so, to further the cause.
If you are able, help a survivor or someone afflicted with breast cancer. Support their families. Hug a nurse or doctor who works in this field.
Educate yourself, so you can educate others.
We can also learn from Breast Cancer Survivors.
Saint Agnes Hospital created a video “One Journey Many Paths” with Tami Scovitch and her family and friends. The concept behind “One Journey Many Paths” shares a Tami’s breast cancer journey from the perspective of the patient’s husband, daughters and friends. We have previously presented Tami’s story in our blog post One Journey Many Paths. When Tami received her breast cancer diagnosis, she started on a new beginning. The journey brought Scovitch to the Saint Agnes Hospital Cancer Institute and brought her family closer together. While Tami was diagnosed with breast cancer , those who loved her learned to cherish each moment together during Tami’s journey.
“This is something we were handed and it’s something we have to deal with ,” Scovitch said. “We’re going to do it together.”
Please take a moment to watch and listen to the poignant reactions of Tami’s husband, daughters, sister and a member of the volunteer firehouse, where Tami was President of the Auxiliary. Their breast cancer awarenss lessons may be your lessons.
Saint Agnes Comprehensive Breast Center at Saint Agnes Hospital presents highly recognized physicians at the forefront of advanced techniques, equipment and clinical trials. They have developed a microsite called “One Jouney Many Paths”, which is meant to encourage women and their family and friends to understand breast cancer, talk openly about the disease and make breast health a priority.
Get social during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Join Saint Agnes this October as they share other videos, patient stories, must-know facts about breast health and more. Follow #OneJourney on Facebook and Twitter for more access to these resources.
What Breast Cancer Awareness Lessons did you learn this month?
Ballet Inspired Quotes
Inspirational Famous Ballet Quotes is a Fashionista Event.
Take a moment to read these famous ballet dancer quotes. Pin your favorites!
We are constantly revealing ourselves to each other through our movement; learning from and teaching each other without even trying.
~ Wendy Whelan, Recently retired (Oct. 2014) principal dancer with the New York City Ballet
Be. Good. To yourself, to other people, to everything you do. It’s a norm of life by which people should try to live. Don’t waste time. Be interesting and interested.
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history.
Whenever I have had a sudden urge to quit dancing, I just remember that moment I had when I was young (seeing Sleeping Beauty) and remember that dancing is what I want to do.
~Anna Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina
I am still on stage. If you read (the) Press…you would believe that I should be gone. But here I am doing it and DOING IT WELL!
~Rudolf Nureyev ,Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century.
Physical fears change and shift depending on the role and depending on the mindset I’m in.
~Misty Copeland, soloist ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT)
See Misty in this recent video, she is very inspirational! So strong!
Do you have a favorite Ballet Dancer? Ballet Performance? Or which is your favorite Famous Ballet Dancer Quote?
25% of proceeds of Sterling Forever Pink Items
to Susan G. Komen Foundation
Well look at these beauties sent along to me by Sterling Forever! I am wearing the Pink Gold Tone Statement Necklace in Acrylic with Metal Castings ($39) and Leather Rinestone Crystal Stud Pink Button Bracelet both from the Think Pink Collection of Sterling Forever. How feminine and fun are these? Don’t they just make the outfit?
I love the bold crazy chunkiness of these two pieces. Pink jewelry is my absolute favorite, and what better time then what better time than Breast Cancer Awareness Month to put it on to support those who have waged the war with breast cancer.
Sterling Forever Think Pink Collection
All these lovely pieces are from Sterling Forever’s Think Pink Collection. This October, the fashion jewelry site Sterling Forever is donating 25% of proceeds on a large collection of pink accessories to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Not only that but Sterling Forever has also provide these beautiful pieces so you can make sure someone who has struggled with breast cancer can feel a little pinker this October.
Sterling Forever wants you to Win it for a Survivor
Sterling Forever is bringing you this $77 Jewelry giveaway so you can enter to “Win for the Survivor” in your life. So if you are a survivor, know someone who is a survivor, or know someone who has helped a survivor on their journey then enter for a chance to WIN IT FOR A SURVIVOR. If you haven’t been touched by cancer, and you would like us to choose someone from the stories shared, we can do that, too!
Get Social with Sterling Forever:
October 24-31, 2014 11:59 PM EST US ONLY 18+ years of age, only where legal. This Sterling Forever giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.
$77 Sterling Forever Jewelry Package including:
- Pink Gold Tone Statement Necklace in Acrylic with Metal Castings ($39)
- Leather Rinestone Crystal Stud Pink Button Bracelet ($25)
- Pink Square Linear Drop Acrylic Post Earrings ($13)(comparable substitutions may be necessary due to availability)
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