Wednesdays are not the only days we wear pink… In October, I’ll be wearing pink everyday. Why? Because I believe it’s time for us to give Breast Cancer Awareness Month the importance it deserves.
Breast cancer is a horrible disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control, turning into malignant (cancer) cells that form in the tissues of the breast, and ends up being the second leading cause of cancer death among women around the globe.
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, which means that in average every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. What’s worse, one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. And most of them depart because they didn’t get an early detection to treat it effectively.
We need to try to change this numbers as much as we can.. therefore, I propose to you to follow these steps:
1- Get informed. Research what it is, how it looks.. get familiar with “The Warning Signs”.
2- Ask. Know your family history, talk to people that have gone through this fight, go with professionals and get all the information you can out of them.
3- Get tested. Invite your girl-friends, go get a breast cancer screening tests to reduce your chance of passing away from breast cancer.
4- Keep a healthy weight. Exercise regularly and eat healthy, delicious, food.
5- Sleep. Beauty sleep is our friend, "Research shows that lack of nighttime sleep can be a risk factor”.
6- Don’t drink too much alcohol…sorry.
7- As much as you can, avoid expose to chemicals that can cause cancer and limit exposure to radiation.
8- Before taking any pills, research a little about the risks and find out what’s good for you..for example, oral contraceptives.
9- Breastfeed. If you can, moms..share your milk with your children.
10- Join the fight. Spread the word and support this good cause!
In honor of Raquel M. Cavazos, a Breast Cancer Survivor and mother of Miami FitWear's founder, we are offering special edition "Breast Cancer Awareness "leggings.
Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, 15% of the proceeds will go to Susan G Koman Foundation to fight this devastating disease.