Hi, Everyone! Hope your weekend is going great! We got to go to the Bruno Mars concert on Friday night! If you ever get a chance to see him in concert, DO IT! It was so much fun, and he is so entertaining. I smiled the whole way through the concert! We get the grand littles today until Tuesday. It will be so fun to have them on Halloween. I can’t wait to see them in their costumes! I know that October is almost gone, but this is my last post on Breast Cancer Awareness month to reiterate how important awareness is! I hope I don’t sound like a broken record, but after experiencing first hand, I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I did, and that is why I am so passionate about talking about Breast Cancer and awareness.
I am partnering with JCPenney today. I am also so grateful to retailers and brands who support Breast Cancer Awareness and love that JC Penney has had an “Awareness Moment” in stores for the last month. I am wearing a piece from their “Race Together Collection” by Xersion. I know it’s quick, but now through October 31, $1 from each item sold of the “Race Together Collection” (for men and children too) will be contributed to the American Cancer Society, up to $100,000. If you get by the store in the next few days, you can also donate in the Salon to have the opportunity to win a basket of Salon & Sephora products. Speaking of Sephora, you can visit the Sephora inside JCPenney to find a perfect pink lip color too!
Can I tell you what is scary? This month, I have been contacted by five different women either telling me they have breast cancer or telling me on their behalf. I also lost a friend to the same type of cancer I had, Triple Negative. Now, if this doesn’t sound scary to you, it should. I am not trying to cause panic; I am merely trying to talk you into getting that mammogram you might have put off, or giving yourself a good “feel up.” Most of you reading this will never experience Breast Cancer, but for the one in eight, if it is caught early, the chances are excellent that it can be eradicated forever.
The type of Breast Cancer I had was VERY aggressive. Two of my personal friends have passed away from this particular kind. I don’t want to sound cheesy, but I believe with all my heart that I am here for a reason, and that reason is to share my story and hopefully make you all AWARE. Don’t put off going to the doctor and your mammogram. If you feel something, it’s probably nothing, but get it checked out. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
I am very thankful to JCPenney for always being a supportive supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness and for sponsoring this post!
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner