Now that October has come and gone, and the NFL football players have removed their choice articles of pink clothing, a lot of people forget about the cause of breast cancer. Instead, they will again acknowledge its presence when breast cancer awareness month rolls around again next year. Meanwhile, wonderful men and women around the globe continue to succumb to this illness. Here are some very real and alarming statistics regarding breast cancer:
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women.
Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The evaluation of men with breast masses is similar to that in women, including mammography.
Breast cancer has touched my family's life deeply, for my mother-in-law, Jannell Cleaver, died from this illness back in 2003. Because cancer took away Michael's mother so soon, she never had the chance to see my husband and I get married, visit us in our first home we bought together or ever meet her wonderful granddaughter. In order to do my part to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure charity, I've joined forces with the Scholastic Parent & Child Passionately Pink for the Cure team. Remember, you still have until December 31st, 2011 to WIN ONE OF TWO $100 AMEX GIFT CARDS!
Scholastic is even offering you a chance to get in on the action and help the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure charity! When you raise money under the Scholastic Parent & Child team to help support Passionately Pink for the Cure, you can win one of the following rewards:
- One top Scholastic Parent & Child fundraising team will receive $250 worth of gift certificates to the Scholastic Store (divided among team members)
- The top 5 Scholastic Parent & Child fundraising teams will receive 50 Scholastic books for their children or to be donated to a community center of choice
- All Scholastic Parent & Child teams that raise money will receive a 20% discount to the Scholastic Online Store (for each team member)
Valid only at The Scholastic Store Online within six (6) months of receipt. Certain restrictions may apply.
Register your Scholastic Parent & Child fundraising team today at passionatelypink.org
Please join me by continuing to "THINK PINK" and donate to the Mommies Living the Life of PINK! team today!
Disclosure: I received two $100 AMEX gift cards from the Scholastic Parent & Child Passionately Pink for the Cure Team in order to post information about this charity. No other compensation was received. I have then donated both of these $100 AMEX gift cards to serve as prizes for this giveaway.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!