Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October tip'n more

Hey! Happy October! October is a big month for awareness issues.

First off, it is National Pretzel month. Who knew?!

Second it is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
This is a very serious issue! If you know someone or if you yourself are in a domestic violence situation, please call 1800-799-7233. Thank you Saffire and the Uppity Blues Women,I'll always remember that number and grateful to not be in a situation any more to need it. Domestic Violence takes all forms, shape and sizes and can reach any type of family very unexpectedly. During financially tight times statistics show that domestic violence to adults, children and pets has been known to rise. Do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1, it could save more than one life.

Third it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Also an issue that is on the rise and increasing. Especially with cancer expected to take the lead in 2010 for cause of death. So sad considering many cancers can be prevented and treated if caught early enough, such as breast cancer. Be sure to get to know the facts about Breast Cancer at www.livestrong.org or www.komen.org. Both sites have excellent information and about treatment options.

In case you didn't know, the Susan G. Komen Foundaiton was started by a sister who made a promise to her sister when she was dieing of cancer. It is now the largest foundation with a single cancer focus. There are all sorts of Breast Cancer Awareness events in Roanoke, VA and beyond, be sure to find an event near you and help build awareness. Guys, do not you are at risk too!
According to the CDC (Centers of Disease Control):
# 186,467 women and 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer.
# 41,116 women and 375 men died from breast cancer.

Get to know the facts and do a self exam once a month!

Be aware!

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