Since breast cancer is a growing concern among women, we talked to Dr. Susan Love, a known expert in the field, to share her tips on how to prevent breast cancer. Watch our video to find out what she thinks the likely causes are and easy things you can do now to keep cancer at bay, including staying away from unnecessary radiation and the right time to get a mammogram.
Help me help you stay warm while I support breast cancer research. Talk about a win/win situation. New Balance teamed up with the great breast cancer research foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure to create the Lace Up For A Cure clothing line. I am giving away five Pink Ribbon Vigor Jackets with a percentage of the proceeds from the purchase of the jacket going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
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The contest ends Monday, Oct. 22, at 1:00 p.m. PDT, and then I'll randomly select five winners from among the quiz-takers. Make sure to log in and take the quiz before then and don't forget to e-mail this to all your friends and family so they can have a chance at it too!
If you're looking for another way to justify your breakfast bagel, Panera Bread — sort of like Starbucks, but with baked goods — has just released a bagel in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The bagel, which is shaped like a ribbon and called the Pink Ribbon, is made with cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar. A proceed of each Pink Ribbon bagel sale will benefit various breast cancer charities, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. This is the seventh year Panera has done this promotion, last year they raised almost $200,000 from sales and donations.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to tell you about this Ribbons Within a Ribbon Water Bottle. It's being sold on the Breast Cancer Site Store, and for each bottle purchased, the organization will fund 1 percent of a mammogram for a woman who otherwise couldn't afford one.
The unique design is a multitude of small pink ribbons that make up one big pink ribbon, to symbolize how individuals can join together to make a difference.
This 28 oz. water bottle has a screw-on lid that won't leak, and it has indented textured finger holds for easy gripping. The wide-mouth makes it easy to clean with a sponge, or you can also put it in the dishwasher. When you buy this water bottle ($9.95) from the Breast Cancer Site Store, you can feel good about helping women get screened for breast cancer, and you'll also be helping the environment with this reusable bottle.
A few years ago, London's Octave Restaurant and Jazz Bar came up with a fancy new drink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The drink, aptly called The Pink Ribbon, is a blend of pomegranate and rose petal vodka; 50p ($1) of each cocktail went to the Pink Ribbon Foundation. However, since London is quite far for most, I've analyzed their ingredients and have created a similar recipe for you to try at home! To check out the Pink Ribbon — a great choice to serve at your Party for the Cure — read more
Yesterday marked the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So pink (as in pink ribbon) was the inspiration for this week's Casa Craving Challenge, and I asked you guys to design a stylish kitchen around this light pink color, and this SMEG '50 Style Refrigerator.
It wasn't an easy choice but the best rooms opted for a retro, '50s design, or just mid-century accents, which resonated harmoniously with the SMEG refrigerator. You can see all of the pink SMEG bookmarks here, as well as all the great lists. (Still not sure how to create a list? TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Here are my three favorite pink SMEG looks:
Look #1 was designed by paperfairies, who went 100% retro with a '50s diner style table and banquette seating, for a look she calls "Euro modern with diner chic." She chose a silver, black and pink palette to coordinate with the SMEG refrigerator, but didn't go super pink. You can tell that paperfairies really visualized her kitchen, choosing all the details, everywhere from the sleek, white kitchen cabinets down to a kitschy, pink flamingo oven mitt and towel set.
For two more great looks, read more
Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating challenge and ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the look. (Here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.)
So in this Casa Craving Challenge, I’d like you to design a stylish kitchen around this light pink color. You can go totally pretty-in-pink or use other colors, with calculated punches of pink. To start you off, I’ve chosen this pink SMEG '50 Style Refrigerator ($1,999) to incorporate into each of your kitchens. What furniture, artwork, appliances, tableware, silverware, and other accents would you use to get the look?
Tell me by creating Casa Cravings and tagging your Cravings with the phrase pink SMEG, and I'll feature the results next Wednesday, Oct. 3. Even better, you can create a list of your bookmarks; TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Please let me know if you have any questions. For a list of online home stores to try, read more
I didn't know that makeup artist Sonia Kashuk was a breast cancer survivor, but it turns out she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed last year. Sadly, breast cancer runs in her family—both her grandmother and mother were diagnosed with the disease—but fortunately, Sonia is healthy now.
Now that she's beaten cancer, she's planning some new products for her Target cosmetics line, and money raised will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As Sonia says:
I will be offering a special brush set, cosmetic bag and toiletries case at Target stores nationwide to raise money to support breast cancer research. I am most honored and proud to tell you that 100% of the profits will be donated to BCRF. I ask you from deep within my heart and soul to help me in this fight to raise awareness and money for breast cancer.
The products will be available in October, when is when many other pink-ribbon products hit stores, too. But I'll be looking forward to buying Sonia's among all the rest, simply because it's clearly a cause that's dear to her. Congratulations to Sonia for regaining her health, and for doing something to help other women.