Did you know that your chance of having invasive breast cancer is about 1 in 8? In this year alone, about 182,460 women in the U.S. will find out that they have invasive breast cancer. Out of those women, approximately 40,480 will die from the disease this year.
Makeup Moxies, that’s 182,460 too many women who will be told that they’re diagnosed with the second leading cause of cancer death in women (the first is lung cancer).
While it’s scary and sad to have to face these statistics, the best news is that there’s hope for beating this disease and so much of it comes down to things as simple as educating yourself about breast cancer and supporting the organizations that are working to develop treatments for the disease.
Comment for a cure…
Moxies, please join me and my fellow beauty bloggers to support The Beauty Blog Network’s annual Comments 4 a Cure. For every comment you leave on this blog during the month of October, Makeup Moxie’s Beauty Blog will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society. The donation will be capped at $100.
And before you buy that new lipbalm…
In addition, I’m asking you to make one small sacrifice this month: rather than buying that new lipbalm (or lipgloss, mascara, or whatever) that you probably don’t need, please opt for donating the money to the Beauty Blog Network’s official Comments4aCure widget located on the right.
Thanks so much for your support, moxies! There’s more to come on why the American Cancer Society is near and dear to me as well as lots more information on what you can do to help support a cure for breast cancer. And please don’t forget to leave a comment!
Updated: October 2, 2008.