October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink is the color of the month. Here in NYC, pink is on everything from the George Washington Bridge to the Empire State Building. All in an effort to bring attention to Breast Cancer.
Think Pink and join in this month, by spreading the message in your circles. Host friends and family or gift them sweets and treats with pretty reminders about the risk of Breast Cancer for women, and the benefits of getting regular mammograms. Paula, at the Frog Prince Paperie, has made it easy and pretty to do so! On her site, she is offering FREE party printables – they are picture above. You can view images of all the printables by clicking here.
To download the list of free printables below, go to FrogPrincePaperie.com>
- Breast Cancer Awareness 2 inch tags
- Breast Cancer Awareness Box
- Breast Cancer Awareness Flags
- Breast Cancer Awareness Hope Signs
- Breast Cancer Awareness Water Bottle Wrappers
DID YOU KNOW? source Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society
• In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to occur among women in the United States. An estimated 39,520 women will die. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 57,650 new cases of in situ breast cancer were expected to occur among women in 2011.
• Also in 2011, an estimated 2,140 men were diagnosed with breast cancer.
• Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
• More than 2 million women currently living in the United States have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
Early detection and treatment
Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer. When breast cancer is diagnosed at its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate is over 95 percent.
• Mammograms are the best and most widely available breast cancer screening tool. They can detect about 85 percent of all breast cancers.
• At age 40, women should get an annual mammogram.
• Know how your breasts look and feel and report changes to your health care provider.
• Make healthy living choices; maintain a healthy weight, add exercise into your routine and limit alcohol intake.