Sunday, October 12, 2014

I'm Supporting Breast Cancer Research with Tieks!

Cancer Sucks.  And it is all around us.  If you haven't been personally affected by cancer, then you should consider yourself very lucky.  I have had several family members and friends lose their battle with cancer including my grandfather, my aunt, and my daughter's best friend's mother.  

In my daughter's young life, she has seen cancer strike and take the lives of two very special people in her life. And very quickly, too.  How do you explain that to a young girl?  You can't.  You can only listen and love as she cries and questions.

We need more research for a cure and we need it sooner than later.  More importantly, we need people to take the time to educate themselves about early detection.  Especially women.

Which is why I was so very happy to team up with Tieks and the American Cancer Society to promote awareness during the month of October. 

I received these beautiful pair of Tieks about two weeks ago:
You might have seen my excitement on Instagram when they arrived:

I am lucky enough to already have 2 pairs of Tieks and I LOVE them.  I love this pink pair even more!  Not only are they supporting a wonderful cause, but they are even more comfortable than the other two pair that I wear ALL of the TIME.  Read more about my love of Tieks and check out my other two pair {here}.

But this pair....swoon :)


Do you know the following facts?

-In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
-Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.
-Every 15 minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer in the U.S.  
-When breast cancer is detected early in the localized stage, the 5 year survival rate is over 95%.
-It has been estimated that if every woman over the age of 50 had her yearly mammogram, breast cancer deaths in this age group would drop by 25% or more.


-Ways to increase your chance for early detection:http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-detection

Please, please spread the word.  My daughter and I would appreciate it.  Now, if only I can stop her from wearing my Tieks...or maybe not.


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