October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
and I'm asking you to help me give back
by supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In 2012, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
- 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer
- 63,300 new cases of in situ breast cancer
- 39,510 breast cancer deaths
And it's not just women!
Did you know that men can also get breast cancer? It is rare; however, in 2012 it is estimated that there will be 2,190 cases of breast cancer in men with 410 breast cancer deaths.
Whether you're fighting a personal battle or you know of someone who has, it affects so many of us at some point and time in our lives. A mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, teacher, friend...cancer knows now boundaries, age or social status.
Please help this cause by donating what you can afford (no amount is too small!) and for every dollar raised by October 31, 2012, Carrie's Experimental Kitchen will donate 10 cents*.
Simply click on the Pink Ribbon Image in this post or on the blog page itself and it will take you directly to the sponsorship page where it will be posted all month.
Thank you so much for your generosity. I am so lucky that I am in the position to help raise awareness for this cause that is near and dear to my heart and am fortunate that I haven't been a personal statistic...yet. If breast cancer has affected you or someone you know, please comment below and list the first name of the person to let others know that this disease affects real people each and every day.
Together we can make a difference!
*Carrie's Experimental Kitchen will donate 10 cents on every dollar donated on this page by10/31/12 up to $100.