Friday, February 21

The Elephant in the Room + a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Kohl's.

Today I'm happy to take part in a campaign with Kohl's. They're teaming up with Susan G. Komen to talk about the elephant in the room. Breast cancer. 

I know we've all been affected by this disease in some way. But instead of just talking about it, I think we should DO something about it. Early detection is so important when it comes to breast cancer. I'm talking self exams, exams by your doctor, and mammograms. I think cancer is one of those things where we all think it's not going to happen to me. But it happens to real people. Just like you; just like me. I want this post to serve as a little reminder to do self exams, to have clinical exams (once every 3 years once you hit 20!), and if you are over 40 (or have a family history of breast cancer), to get your regular mammograms! 

But you all know me and you know how I'm a little crunchy. So in addition to all medically recommended detection methods, I personally think it's important to practice prevention methods as well. Because getting a mammogram or screening yourself for breast cancer doesn't prevent the cancer from forming in the first place.

Here are a few things that may reduce your risk of getting breast cancer (info provided by Susan G Komen and Kohl's. I'm not pretending to be a doctor):

"For every 12 months of breastfeeding (either with only 1 child, or as the total period of time for several children), the risk of breast cancer decreased by 4.3%, compared to women who did not breastfeed."  {Source} 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And here's a little photo of my breast cancer ribbon tattoo! (And Carter's too!)

Thank you to Kohl's for sponsoring this post and for promoting breast cancer awareness. 


Amy Orvin said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
Bloglovin' follower: Amy Orvin

Barbara Montag said...

Follow Blog Lovin barbaramontag
thank you

Unknown said...

Bloglovin as

Elena said...


thank you for the giveaway!

Tammy S said...

Bloglovin follower as

Pin It button on image hover