Think Pink! + Giveaway [US Only]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in October of each year to raise awareness for the disease that will affect approximately one in every eight U.S. born women in their lifetimes. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, some of us may be patients ourselves and others may have a worrisome family history of breast disease.

Think Pink is a campaign that promotes breast cancer awareness and early detection. Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer – when caught and treated early, breast cancer has a 98% cure rate. 

While we are not medical experts and surely don’t know everything about breast cancer,  we wanted to give you  a few reminders about what you can do to keep yourselves healthy. 

[Know You RisksTalk to both sides of your family to learn about your family history. Talk to your doctors about your risk of breast cancer if breast cancer is in your family history.

[Get ScreenedScreening tests can find cancer early, when chances for survival are highest. Talk with a doctor about which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk. Schedule a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk. Have a your doctor perform a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40.

[Pay Attention to Your BodyPerform monthly self-checks! Contact your doctor if you notice any of these breast changes:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area.
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast.
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast.
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin.
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple.
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast.
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly.
  • New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away.

To see illustrations of these warnings signs, please visit Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer Warning Signs & Symptoms page.

[Make Healthy Lifestyle ChoicesLimit alcohol consumption. Don’t smoke. Maintain a healthy weight. Breast feed. Add exercise into your routine.

For more information on breast cancer and breast cancer awareness tips, please visit one of the following websites or talk to your doctor.

BreastCancer.org – http://www.breastcancer.org/

National Breast Cancer Foundation – http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Susan G. Komen – http://ww5.komen.org/

American Cancer Society – http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are giving away this “Think Pink” prize pack which includes: Pink VW Bus makeup bag, O.P.I. and Essie nail polishes, Apple & Cinnamon candle, Breast Cancer awareness knee socks, signed paperback copy of Paper Heart by Claire Contreras, signed paperback copy of Sidebarred by Emma Chase, paperback copy of Lady Luck by Kristen Ashley and other goodies.

Giveaway is open to U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

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  • Becky Takach Wise

    My grandmother had breast cancer and beat it at one point of her life. But it took the lost of a breast in the process. So I’m extra careful doing self exams and in touch with my doctors over it.

  • Stephanie Gibson

    I’ve known several ladies who have battled this diseases, some won, some loss, so I like to show my support whenever I can. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. <3

  • Frances Yumo Micayas

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway

  • Kristy Petree

    There have been a few scares in my family, but luckily they were taken care of easily or just false alarms. In my friend circle, I’ve had it affect quite a few women from my graduating class (we’re very well past high school age, but still too young to let this disease keep taking our lives). One of my closer friends, who I communicate through Facebook because she lives a couple states away, has been battling it but seems to be winning. But it has been very rough on her. Other cancers seem to be taking lots of people I know, though. :'(
    On a lighter note, thanks for this terrific giveaway chance! <3

    • Kristy Petree

      PS: I’ve followed Claire Contreras for a while, and through her brave journey. She’s amazingly informative and very candid about her own experience. And I wish her the best, that she keeps a keep bill of health.

  • KellyMae Helfrich

    Fortunately breast cancer has not touched my family or anyone that I know.

  • MelissaandChris Jones

    My mom is a breast cancer survivor and through her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery I saw firsthand what this disease can do physically and emotionally…so thankful that she was able to fight it and is still here with us today! Thanks so much for this special giveaway!!!

  • Brandi Defries swendt

    My mother is a breast cancer survivor from age 27. Double mastectomy patient as well.
    Lost one of my oldest friends, Tish at age 34 from breast cancer and she left behind 3 beatiful girls after a 2year battle.

    Thank you for bringing awareness

  • Mandy Lynn

    Fortunately, breast cancer hasn’t touched anyone near to me. But it did to one of my favorite Author’s. Seeing her fight and share her story with her readers has been amazing. She beat it and is here to share her words and love and I couldn’t be more grateful. She’s an amazing woman who deserves only the good things in life. ❤

  • Jessica Lezama

    I haven’t been “touched” by breast cáncer directly but a co worker was diagnosticated with it last year, right now she is “free” on cáncer but still fighting with the secueles and last week another co worker’s sister had a surgery about this too, for now she tells us she is good but the cáncer was a Little “ahead”… It surprised me how this is getting more and more closer to us, I mean, before it was… my friend’s cousin, and then someone close to you and then a family…

  • Elli Gonzalez

    Fortunately none of my family has been ‘touched’ by Breast Cancer but there was a family friend that had a scare but Thank God it was nothing major. Thanks for the loving giveaway! ❤️❤️😘

  • H Dee Swan

    I lost my maternal Grandmother to breast cancer, she died at age 54. My aunt was recently diagnosed but fortunately she went through chemo and a double mastectomy and is now cancer-free:) Thanks!

  • Jenn Lacher

    Unfortunately I lost my cousin/godmother to breast cancer over 5 years ago
    Thank you for the awareness and the giveaway.

  • Tiffany Ann Mastro

    I lost my Great aunt to breast cancer. She was very close to her when I was growing up. Thank you for the chance. This is an amazing giveaway.

  • Michelle Morrison Monroe

    I have been fortunate so far not to have had breast cancer affect me in any way. I did have a friend last year who had a suspicious lump and had to have more testing done. Luckily, it was benign and was able to get it removed. It was scary though, for sure. Love what you are doing with this and spreading the word for those affected by this!

  • Charlene Esler

    I lost a great-grandmother and a close family friend to breast cancer. It’s definitely a disease that I’m very aware of, personally. I believe in checking yourself and getting checked by your doctor yearly. Early detection can save your life. Thank you for this giveaway and bringing more awareness to this disease that affects so many.

  • Michelle T.

    I lost my mom to breast cancer almost 4 years ago. Her breast cancer spread to her lungs and brain. So this issue and raising awareness is very important to me. ~Michelle

  • Luchy Marce Rivera Sevilla

    I have a aunt who is a breast cancer survivor. She had cancer on both her breast. I so grateful that she has been 3 years in remission. Thanks for the chance!!!

  • Jessica Cheek Whisman

    I have an aunt on my husbands side who has beat breast cancer. Unfortunately it’s very prominent on his side of the family (grand mother and great mother passed away in their 40s of it) we have a daughter so we are very vigilant about screening in this family!

  • Karen White

    I have lost so many family members and friends to breast cancer but I’m gonna say the hardest of all was my sister Tina. SHE WAS MY HERO MY ROCK MY BEST FRIEND !!! To sit and watch her battle till the end was one of the hardest things I’ve endured, She was diagnosed in April with stage 4 and lost her battle in December.
    I miss her dearly 💔💔💔💔
    F**K CANCER !!!!

  • Maranda Schroeder

    My sister-in-law didn’t find out she had breast cancer until it was in the late stages, but she was so strong and she beat it

  • Jaime Long

    My grams was diagnosed with breast cancer over 20 years ago and she underwent treatment with such grace! I recently had my first mammogram and had a little scare, so going forward will be more vigilant about checking the girls!

  • Carrie J

    I work in Oncology and take care of breast cancer patients. I help women fight the battle long after October is over.

  • Debbie Watson

    Breast cancer hasn’t touched anyone I know.

  • Diana Doan

    My aunt is a breast cancer survivor.

  • Andrea Singh

    I had a grandmother and an aunt who both had breast cancer. It came back 10 years later on my grandmother too.

  • Wendy LeGrand

    I have not had any relatives that have had breast cancer but several friends have and thankfully it was diagnosed early because they get screenings yearly as do I. I urge all my female friends and family members to start getting screened as soon as they are allowed to.

  • Christina Finizio

    Lost my mom to Breast Cancer 3 years ago on Halloween.

  • tifmich6 .

    My best friend fought and won the breast cancer battle and is now winning the bone cancer battle. I told her after this clean bill of health-we’re hittin’ Vegas Baby!! Thanks!

  • Jenny Rapp

    My heart breaks for all of those who have lost a loved one to f*ing cancer!!!! To all of you survivors, you are amazingly strong. This giveaway is fantastic, thanks for the chance.

  • Mindy Velasquez

    My grandmother had stage 4 breast cancer, and was taken from this earth last year. I miss her more than I can say.

  • Colleen Hickey

    I once bought globs of lip gloss for Breast cancer awareness research

  • Kassandra

    My husband’s paternal grandmother has fought breast cancer twice. This second time she is in her 80s and still telling it to f*ck off. She is one of the strongest women I know.

  • Brisa campos

    Cancer has touched my life in a way because most of my parents family members have had cancer and died from it. But iam thankful that it hasnt happened to my parents or sibkings or friends. And i give all my thoughts and prayers to those affected by it. Even though i havent had a live experience with it i know and see what those with it go through it and im blesses to know that those people are strong enough to want to fight it

  • Sheri

    My Mother, sister and two nieces have all had breast cancer, so yes I have watched loved ones battle this horrible disease. I have not had breast cancer myself but have had uterine cancer. Hoping for a cure for all forms of cancer

  • Meghan Chieppa

    My aunt fought – and BEAT – breast cancer a few years ago…we are so grateful!

  • Nancy Burgess

    My aunt died from breast cancer.

  • Connie Reynolds

    I am in remission from breast cancer. Pay attention to your body and get mammograms. There was no one in my family who had breast cancer. The doctor said, ‘Somebody has to be first!’.

  • Maggie Perez de Molina

    I do not have a family history of cancer in my family but that does not mean that I have not had friends affected by this terrible disease. Hugs and prayers to those, though, that have.

  • heather andrews

    My great grama Andy aunt had it my great gram died from it and my aunt beat it

  • Lee Pierce

    A friend from college got checked routinely during college b/c her mother and sister were diagnosed in their 20-30’s. An old co-worker had a bilateral mastectomy in her 40’s for breasted cancer.

  • Lindsay Lupher

    Thank you! My MIL survived breast cancer in 2007. After she had been cleared for a year, my husband, her, and myself all went and had pink ribbons tattooed.

  • karlena lipari

    Breast cancer took the life of my husbands aunt… she was a lovely lady and is missed by all who knew her

  • Brielle L

    My grandmother had breast cancer. It deeply affected my family when she had to have a mastectomy and passed later. I love this message because it is so important to know your body and get checked out when something feels or looks different. Thank you for spreading the word and informing people! ❤

  • Jennifer Dunn

    A good family friend got diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 26. She went through two remissions but ended up losing her battle six years later at the age of 32. This was heartbreaking for everyone who loved her. And a wake up call for me. Breast cancer has no boundaries–age, race, gender. It doesn’t matter it doesn’t discriminate.

  • Linda May

    I had Breast Cancer over 30 years ago, it was caught early & after 2 full Masectomy’s I have been cancer free. Thanks for this very generous giveaway.


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