Monday, October 15, 2012

Pink is the new healthy!

Hello All, I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very nice and pink all over!!!

Yes, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month a.k.a Pink Month and in some cases Boobies Month... 

And in my case it has a very special meaning since my Mom is a survivor from this terrible and awful disease.

So, in order to give some support I joined one of our local dive shops in their effort to get some donations for the Cancer Society of the Cayman Islands and specially the Breast Cancer research and projects.

It was a diving activity that required participants to wear something pink, because of my back issues I did not participate on the diving part, but I did give them a donation and came over for the prize giving and some raffles!


my friend Emma giving a speech

some of the prices and donation box

yummy cupcakes
Joe and Helen ready to enjoy some pink "juice" and cupcakes!
It's so great to see more and more people and business joining the campaign of awareness about this very real and critical disease that affects some many women and even man... 

I tell you, if you think "this won't ever happen to me", you are wrong, it could happen and it's very important to detect it early to fight it and win, just like my Mom did.

So, get tested and do not take for granted all the education and support that it's out there. 

In the case of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, they give away free mammograms during the month of October if in case it's not cover by your insurance and you need to get tested. I am not sure if this is the case of the city where you live, but perhaps some research on the matter is necessary. 

But besides Mammograms, it's very important to check yourself and if you ever feel that there's something you don't feel or think it's right, talk to somebody and see a doctor.... 

And remember;


Have a wonderful day!!!

6 commented; now it's your turn!:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wonderful post and your events looked fantastic!
We lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer about 7 or so years ago. She had been in remission for 15 yrs and then it came back :(

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats to your momma. Hope she got an extra cupcake! ;)

Leslie Gilmore said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an awesome event! I love the sign that says "Remember the buddy check"! New follower from the Mingle Monday hop!

Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love this post:)

pink parties are always fun and even better when the support such an amazing cause:)

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You make that pink look good...

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for reminding! I have a friend who had a mammogram and she got cured because the cancer was found in an early stage. Besides -thank god - here in Denmark it is for free to go to doctors, mammograms, have operations etc. No health insurancs system, it´s for all people, which is how it should be in my mind! So pleased your mom got cured!

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