October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is a cause near and dear to my heart. Earlier this year my future mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer. I guess its not terribly startling from a statistics perspective as 1 in 8 women will receive a diagnosis. However, when someone so close to you hears the words "you have cancer" the term "awareness" takes on a whole new meaning. From surgery to chemo to experimental drugs, thankfully more and more women are winning their battle with this all to common disease, but the truth is that awareness is only part of the solution. Awareness is meaningless without action.
To the women in my life, yearly mammograms aren't optional. Please, be kind to yourself and put your health first. As a jewelry designer, I wanted to give people another chance to give back so I created the "Think Pink" collection. All the net proceeds from the sales of these pieces will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) which is a non-profit focused on solely on funding clinical and genetic research related to breast cancer.
My sincerest wishes to all who have fought, are fighting or know someone impacted by any cancer.