Happy Monday, and welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you have been following me for
a while, you know that breast cancer is near and dear (not so much dear) to me. I am a six-year
Survivor of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, a very aggressive form of the disease. I am glad when
October rolls around so that I can talk about breast cancer more often. I didn’t want to be that “breast
cancer blogger” that only talks about breast cancer. It is so important to talk about it, but there are
enough women in the blogosphere that have specific cancer blogs and do a great job of it. I am
happy that I get to work with brands that are passionate about bringing breast cancer to light and
helping women become more aware, like Talbots.
Talbots is a big supporter of breast cancer awareness and has created its second “The Art of the
Scarf” Collection with six internationally renowned female artists, each designing a limited-edition
One-Of-A-Kind silk scarf. Talbots is working with Susan G. Komen in their first partnership to help in
the fight against breast cancer. In the spirit of women helping women, Talbots will donate 20% of the
net proceeds to Komen from each scarf sold until the end of October in support of the Susan G.
Komen Breast Care Helpline.
There are six beautiful scarves to choose from, each telling a story and full of colorful metaphors that
evoke emotion with symbols of hope, resilience, strength, and courage. I chose this beautiful scarf
from Lulu DK. I loved the colors of the piece and the meaning behind it. She said, “Feminine but
strong, like all the women I love and admire, particularly my mom, who passed from breast cancer six
years ago. I love painting flowers because they represent Mother Nature’s greatest gift-color and
natural beauty; both symbols of how I remember my mother.”
I am so passionate about breast cancer awareness. One in eight women will be diagnosed, and early
detection is critical. It used to be that only older women were the ones who got breast cancer. Not any
more! Younger and younger women are being diagnosed, and that is why it is so important to share
the information with your daughters, granddaughters, and friends. It is stupid and sad how many
women die from this disease, and the more awareness we can bring to breast cancer as a group, the better. We will all be touched by this disease in one way or another. I am actually guiding a newly
diagnosed friend through it right now.
Ladies, please get your mammograms scheduled and check yourselves often. If caught early, the prognosis can be excellent. My cancer was super aggressive and extremely fast-growing, but I am here and healthy! Take care of yourself!
Thank you to Talbots for making breast cancer awareness a priority! It’s because of brands like you that lives get saved.
Have a great day! xx
PS…All of my pieces are on sale!