13 Oct 2011

Save the Ta Ta's!

 
"By 2015, 15,409 women are projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year – an average of 42 women every day."
                                                                                  - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I've been reading up on alot of scary statistics lately. Being a young Aussie woman (like many of you too), the current figures show that 1 in 9 of us will develop breast cancer in our lifetime*. One in nine! Think about your girlfriends, your work mates, your sisters- that one in nine sure adds up fast doesn't it? 

What about these facts:

- Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in Australian women
- On average, in 2009, seven women died per day from breast cancer
- Men can also be affected by breast cancer, with 1 out of 125 cases male
* sourced from: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre Breast cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009. Cancer series no. 50. Cat no. CAN 46. Canberra: AIWH, 2009.






Monday the 24th of October is Pink Ribbon Day. I'll be out in force with my pink ribbon proudly displayed. Early detection and continued research is our best bet for a cancer free future; so spread the word and lets save the ta ta's!! :)


If you want to get involved with fund raising for this awesome cause, check out the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For tips on self-examination and information about mammograms and screening, go to www.breastcancer.org and get info-ed up!

18 comments:

  1. a local radio show here in texas, sales shirts that say "boobs rock" all proceeds go to breast cancer research. ;-)

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  2. I WANT one of those tees!!! Yay for awareness!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  3. beautiful shirt.
    thanks for your comment on my blog.
    kisses from Spain
    http://elarmariodepispi.blogspot.com/

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  4. your t shirt is so funny, love it!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  5. rockin the shirt~ lovely lovely i also love your pics at the beach! very cute you and ben look adorable <3

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  6. You look super cute!!!!
    It's great that you are involved for this cause, you rock girl!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  7. And great cause, d'oh, where's my head at?!

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  8. Super cute! Love that shirt. And great topic, more people need to be aware of how many people can be affected by breast cancer.


    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  9. funny t-shirt! :)
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a great way of supporting!

    Kaye
    Fashion Blogger
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  11. Yay for boobies. LOL. Way to support!!!



    OloriSWANK.com

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  12. As Olori I say yeahhhhhhhhhhhh to support healthy boobies,
    You are an angel.
    besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. You have a beautiful smile, and groovy boobie shirt. Cute way to show your support!

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  14. Great post on a very important cause! Awesome shirt too! Love your blog, you're adorable! :)

    Principessa Gabriella

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  15. Love this post !! What a brilliant top, and I completely agree with the slogan !!
    :0)
    p.

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