Just admit it. Maybe you’re a little sick of pink ribbons this month. Breast Cancer Awareness is ubiquitous – and sometimes it may seem like a bunch of bandwagon-jumping, but the closer I get to it – the more I work with MD Anderson, the older I get, the more people I know – the more I see it really affecting people’s lives around me.
And for the first year since all the pink kitchen accessories started rolling out at Macy’s, my jaded little bubble has begun to show some wear.
The chances of a woman getting breast cancer are one in EIGHT. No wonder pink is ubiquitous – if you know ten women, chances are you know at least one who has or will be diagnosed. In just the two short years I’ve been working with MD Anderson, I’ve known personally two friends and family members who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
You know what else I’ve learned in those two years? Taking care of yourself is a BIG deal when it comes to preventing cancer. So that’s my new goal these days, taking care of myself. Eating healthy, walking the dogs more, baby steps. (For a little more on the subject, check out a little post I wrote last week for my company’s blog.)
In related news, did you know 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra size? This last week I was invited to attend a blogger event for Wacoal’s super-chic b.temp’d line of bras. (As full disclosure, I was promised a free bra and cocktails in a 12th floor suite at Hotel Zaza. Who in their right mind would pass that up?) Before going, I perused their website and found out that they too have decided to do something for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – for every one of these bras they sell, they’re donating $2 to Susan G. Komen. Too awesome, and really, why wouldn’t every lingerie brand do this?
Love their ideas, and in person, love the bras. I ended up choosing this Wacoal Retro Chic bra for my free bra – which I have to say, is insanely comfortable. Can’t wait for it to come in the mail!