Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Turning Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

pink ribbonImage via WikipediaWe are turning pink for the rest of October to support Jen and Isabel, and Suzanne and almost 200,000 other women.  

Please pass this long to your wife, sister, daughter, niece, partner, friend --

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. According to the National Cancer Institute:

  • Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.
  • When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%.
The White House seen from the North Lawn is bathed in pink light in honor of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 14, 2010.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Click here to create an Early Detection Plan, an interactive tool to help remind you to schedule:

    * Self Breast Exams | * Clinical Breast Exams | * Mammograms

Decide how you want to be reminded. An EDP includes a flexible reminder system using:

    * Email |   * Calendar |  * Text Messages |  * RSS Feeds














7 comments:

Jen said...

Wow, this is amazing! Awareness is so crucial. Thank you so much!

diplopundit said...

Jen - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and stay strong.

A Daring Adventure said...

Diplopundit, this was AWESOME! Love the picture of the White House, and love the pretty blog background.

Just beautiful, all of it!

diplopundit said...

Thanks Kolbi!

Becky said...

Your post has been included in the weekly State Department Blog Round Up
at:

http://smallbitsfs.blogspot.com/2010/10/where-we-are.html


Thanks for your wonderful contribution!

Connie said...

The White House looks almost tropical in pink! Awesome post on awareness.

diplopundit said...

@Connie - Thanks!

@Becky - Thanks for doing the blog roundup this week!