Finding a lump is one of my biggest fears. Do you check yourself on a monthly basis? Don't you think we all should? Yeah, I do too. So, I'm setting a reminder for myself every month because I have many reasons to stay on top of my health.
I lost my dad to cancer and my mom has had skin cancer. I know a lot about cancer. I have a cousin who is going through treatments right now and an aunt who went through it a couple of years ago. These ladies and all of the women who have dealt with breast cancer in some form or another are my inspiration. I bet if you think about it, someone who has touched your life has gone through it, too.
How do you recognize and support breast cancer awareness? Let me tell you how I do.
I have been a follower and supporter of Boarding for Breast Cancer for several years. I first learned about this non-profit breast cancer organization in 2007 at the Vans Warped Tour in Chicago. I remember thinking, "Wow, very cool. Someone is finally reaching out to and educating the younger crowd." I have sported a B4BC decal on my vehicle and wear a pink B4BC wrist-band ever since touching the jelly breast self-exam boobs at Warped (and I'm proud of it).
So, what is this organization all about? Staying active, raising awareness and supporting a cause. B4BC was founded by professional women snowboarders, Tina Basich and Shannon Dunn. Boarding for Breast Cancer actively educates and raises breast cancer awareness across the country. I am currently a supporter but plan on getting more involved by volunteering at events around my area in the future. I have also shown my support of this awesome group's initiatives by purchasing these two tees:
Billabong - Protect your Tetons tee and Paul Frank - Take Care of the Ladies tee When you purchase items from the B4BC Official Store, all of the proceeds from your purchases support B4BC's educational outreach efforts.
Other ways you can show your support for B4BC is by telling all of the young ladies in your life about this "cool" organization, follow B4BC on Twitter, "Like" their Facebook Page, and/or subscribe to their mailing list to stay up-to-date on their initiatives. You could also consider volunteering for B4BC when they come to your town.
Last but most certainly not least, check out the Boarding for Breast Cancer, "7 Steps to Stomp out Breast Cancer" interactive guide.
*Adapted from my original post at ParentSphere
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