Friday, October 1, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this topic is one that has long been near and dear to my heart. I have family members who are breast cancer survivors, and seeing their courage and strength through it all was an incredible thing.

I have participated in races for them.















Did you know that some of the top risk factors for breast cancer are ones that we can control? Weight, diet, and exercise are things we can adjust.

Briefly I want to share my small success in September. I know I haven't mentioned weight loss in a while, especially since my post about it in April. But last month, I lost 9 pounds after being inspired by a friend. I hope to continue with this trend, and Kim and I have started walking in the mornings again, usually two miles each time!

I am working on the risk factors I can control.

So in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I want to give away something PINK to one of my readers.











It is a pink cutting board and knife set (as shown in picture above) from Pampered Chef.

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post. If you know someone who has battled breast cancer, tell me about them.

For additional entries (one additional entry each):

1. Follow Traveling Light with Google Friend Connect, leave a comment to let me know!
2. Like Traveling Light on Facebook, again leave a comment so I know!
3. Join Traveling Light on Twitter, yep...come back and leave a comment so I know you did!
4. Add the giveaway button to your blog...leave a comment telling me where!
5. Leave a comment with another risk factor for breast cancer that I did not mention.

Winner will be announced Friday, October 8th.

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Be sure to do your Breast Self Exams (BSE) once a month, and find a friend to remind each other! It was because of a BSE that I found a lump last spring. I went through exams, ultrasounds, and a biopsy. All of which can be scary. My results came back, and there were no "bad cells" detected.

I hope this month you will read articles on breast cancer prevention and find information that you may have not known!

Love you girls!

**Comments closed**

38 comments:

Mrs. Haid said...

There is a woman at my church who is in her mid 30s. She has breast cancer and is just out of chemo for the first time. I am not sure how she is doing on the inside healthy wise, but out the outside... she is strong. She shaved her head preemptively and her husband and son did, too. That is neat, isn't it? Her name is Debi and she has the courage of a survivor.

Mrs. Haid said...

I follow you on Google!

Mrs. Haid said...

I liked you on Facebook. But I like you in real life, too.

D and A said...

I had family members when I was younger. I am careful now and get checkups each year!

Amy @ Missional Mama

D and A said...

I follow on GFC

Amy @ Missional Mama

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Breast cancer awareness is WAY near and dear to my heart. I lost my sister on 9/20/09 to breast cancer. She was 34 years old. I also lost my aunt to it in 1998. I'm petrified of getting it myself. So much so that I'm considering getting rid of the twins as a preventative measure.

NURSING is thought to reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer. You better believe I nursed both of my babies (for two years each, ha!)! Sure, it was for them...but it was for me too!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

I'm already a follower!

Sarah Price said...

My grandmother has had breast cancer twice and is currently cancer-free, praise the Lord!

jennoreilly said...

good for you for speaking about such a worthy cause. 4 years ago (geez has it been that long?) My bff's grandmother passed away from breast cancer so we entered in the 60 km walk for the cure. It was really hard to raise the two grand to enter but it was well worth it. One day I'll do it again, but until then I'll happily support people who are.

Here from NFF, have a great weekend

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

I just blogged about your giveaway :) You can find it here:

http://blessedmommyblessedwife.blogspot.com/2010/10/breast-cancer-awareness-month-its-here.html

Express In Style said...

what a super cute set. blog hopping from NewFriendFridays.

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

My grandmother had breast cancer in the 80s and had a double masectomy and lived for many years after.
My mom's best friend lost her fight with breast cancer when I was in high school
My aunt is a two year breast cancer survivor.

omgababy at gmail

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I follow you on gfc!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I follow you on twitter @weemasonsmom

Nel said...

Of course I follow you!!!
And I lost a great aunt (Aunt Nellie) to breast cancer...

Nel said...

I 'LIKE' you on FaceBook :o)

Nel said...

I am adding your button!!!

thechattymommy said...

I know a woman who had a son in my daughter's class who had breast cancer. With 4 kids- it was a hard road for her. But her faith in Christ and the prayers of everyone got her through and she is now in remission.

thechattymommy said...

I am a follower of this wonderful blog!
thechattymommy@optonline.net

Andrea said...

My mom was diagnosed with b.c. in 2008. She is a 2 year survivor.

Andrea said...

I already follow you :)

Andrea said...

I put your button here: http://andreas-writing.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-wear-pink-because-i-ran-away.html

Andrea said...

I just "liked" you on facebook (not licked) ;)

Andrea said...

Annnnnnd finally, women who are on birth control for a long time, or at an older age, can be at risk.

Tim said...

I work in a pharmacy and know many women with breast cancer. Several women in my wife's quilt group are survivors.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I follow with google friends.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I follow you on twitter

@tahearn

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Hillary said...

I have known many people that have had breast cancer.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I am followng via GFC.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I follow on twitter @Hillary82

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

malia said...

hi! i wrote a post about my friend who's battled breast cancer today. and i'm following you via gfc-- hope you consider following me too (-: malia

BARBIE said...

My grandmother had breast cancer. Ultimately, it was not what took her life. I have been getting regular checkups yearly since the age of 35. I am now 44.

BARBIE said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

BARBIE said...

I like Traveling Light on Facebook!

BARBIE said...

I placed your giveaway button on my sidebar.

Jamie said...

My aunt and my best friends mom are both survivors!! They are amazing women!

Jamie said...

I am a follower of this blog!!!

Jamie said...

I am a friend on TL on facebook!