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Personal Post From The General

Personal Post From The General

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Normally I don’t do personal posts.  I tend to keep a more muted presence online with some mentions here or there.

Today I’m taking an exception.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There’s pink everywhere! That includes my Etsy Shop: Sylum Vault.

I’m pretty sure most of you reading this know someone who’s battled Breast Cancer.  Or been touched by Cancer in some way.  I lost my stepmom 18 years ago to Cancer, to this day my dad still misses her.

One of my good friends through college fought Breast Cancer.  She survived – Thank God.  But her life was changed forever.

My co-worker’s mom recently went through treatment for Breast Cancer, and again – Thank God she survived.

An online friend who I’ve known for ten years just went through treatment for Breast Cancer, again with early detection it was treatable and now she’s cancer free.

Breast Cancer in the past decades has become more survivable due to the fight for awareness, and through this more money has gone to research and finding a cure.

So yes there is a lot of Pink out there, but it’s for a good reason.

And because of my own personal connections to friends who had fought and won, Sylum Vault has a Breast Cancer Awareness Collection.  There isn’t a lot I can do personally, but I can make jewelry and I can raise awareness.

So on that note:  During the Month of October 10% of all proceeds from Sylum Vault will be donated to  The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So if you’re looking for anything Pink or want to show your support or give a gift … or needing something fun for Halloween – take a moment and browse my Etsy Shop.

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6 Comments

  1. As a 3 year survivor of cancer, with a mother who survived breast cancer and a grandmother who did not survive, I am very committed to this cause. I am third generation of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This means my children’s chances are greater than most. This disease is hard for me to deal with and the thought that my daughter or son may have to fight this same battle is overwhelming.

    Together we can make a difference. Cancer does not care what race, nationality, belief, or sex you are. It is an equal opportunity disease. Give what you can, support those you know who are balling this disease and pray for all of us to win our battle.

    You can beat cancer, I did. Early detection is the best way to win. Please get your mammogram yearly or as often as your doctor suggests. It saved my life.

  2. Antoinette

    I belong to a Health Medical Organization that does preventive medicine. I get a phone call reminder about getting a flue shot and because of my age, a reminder to schedule a mammogram as well.

    Like my father, my yearly birthday present is a physical exam.

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