In honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a group of Italian bloggers (led by Mammafelice, Ma Che Davvero? and Semplicemente Pepe Rosa ) have decided to go Pink today to raise breast cancer awareness and they have invited several expat bloggers in Italy to join them.
So today, instead of a recipe, I am bring back an old feature that has fallen by the wayside, the Website of the month and I am offering a gift of sorts.
From The Breast Cancer Site:
The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
I have lived in two countries in my lifetime and both have a universal health care system that makes it possible for every woman to have access to free mammograms. Not everyone is that lucky, so every morning before I read my favourite papers on-line, I do one very simple thing. I CLICK TO GIVE. You may have noticed that I keep adding the link to the page where we can help fund free mammograms. I keep hoping that the more times I add the link, the higher the possibility that someone reading this post will go, click and give just one more woman the chance to fight for her life.
Clicking to offer an underprivileged woman a free mammogram costs you nothing, but if you do it and then leave a comment here telling me that you did, you could win a $ 25 gift certificate to the Breast Cancer store, where each item purchased generates funds for more free mammograms.
A few facts about breast cancer:
- Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
- One woman in eight who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.
- Seventy percent of all breast cancers are found through breast self-exams. Not all lumps are detectable by touch. We recommend regular mammograms and monthly breast self-exams.
- Eight out of ten breast lumps are not cancerous. If you find a lump, don’t panic-call your doctor for an appointment.
- Mammography is a low-dose X-ray examination that can detect breast cancer up to two years before it is large enough to be felt.
- When breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. This is good news! Over 2 million breast cancer survivors are alive in America today.
All you have to do is click the pink ribbon on the top left of this page – which is always present on this site - or right HERE.
All comments submitted before midnight (Italy time = GMT +1) Tuesday October 19th, will be eligible for the draw to win the gift certificate.
And if you have time please visit the other bloggers who are participating today.
A full list, including the Italian blogs, is available at Mammafelice. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the complete list.