Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Urbanistas Give Back-Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Urbanistas, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  St. Louis does a good job supporting the cause with events such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Pink at the Rink with the St. Louis Blues & Picnic in Pink (both events on October 23rd).  In addition, there are several resources available for breast cancer patients such as the Gilda's Club and the Siteman Cancer Center (stay tuned for more info on Curieosity, a fab event coming up in November that will benefit this center).

As Urbanistas we should not only care about our outside appearance, but should take good care of our bodies.  Start by eating a well balanced meal (I know it's not easy), getting regular medical checkups, and performing a monthly self breast examination.  Breast cancer can happen to anyone, young or old.  I have a Soror who is in her 20's and although she was not diagnosed with breast cancer, she has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer.  I decided to mention her so we can realize that this thing is real and just because you are young, doesn't make you exempt.  My Soror is so brave and I am so proud of her.  If you can take some time, read her blog about her journey and if you could make a small contribution to her, she would be beyond grateful.  Here is the link:

Urbanistas, you can do your part and support the cause too!  There are several beauty companies offering products that when purchased, a portion of the sales will go to breast cancer research.  Here are some of my faves:

Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer was created by OPI exclusively to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. You can buy it for $8.50 on OPI's website. 

Brighton has created a Power of Pink Bracelet.  If purchased, they will  donate $5 to support Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.  Visit Brighton @ the St. Louis Galleria.

Elemis is donating a portion of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Care when you buy their Essential Beauty Secrets Kit, $95. You can get it at Nordstrom or Nieman Marcus.

Ciao Urbanistas!

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