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} 

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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. 

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