Going Bright For Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello October! Hello Fall! October is one of my favorite months for a couple of reasons 1. College football is in full swing 2. Cooler weather is approaching 3. The holidays are just a hop and skip away.

October is also one of my favorite months because it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month many organizations raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, prevention, and survivors. Roughly 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime; in fact breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Although those statistics are scary, there is good news. If detected early the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is greater than 90%.

Since 2015 I have the privilege of serving as a health ambassador for Bright Pink. Bright Pink works to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. What I love about Bright Pink is their focus on health to inspire women to take preventive measures to reduce their risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. What is more amazing is the tools and resources that they provide for free of charge to consumers.

Image from BrightPink.org

Image from BrightPink.org

One of those tools is Assess Your Risk. Bright Pink realizes that in order to reduce your risk you must first know what your risk is. Assess Your Risk is a digital quiz that takes about 5 minutes to complete. This quiz ask you questions about your personal health history, family health history, and lifestyle factors such as what types of food you eat, how often you consume alcoholic beverages, and how often you workout. Once you complete the quiz you will instantly receive a personalized assessment that explains your potential personal level of risk and  recommendations to reduce your risk. You are able to download and print the results. This quiz does not replace the need for conversations with health care providers; however, it can be a great starting point and guide for those conversations. Bright Pink recently released a new and improved version of the quiz, you can follow the link here to take the quiz.

In addition to sharing information about Bright Pink as a health ambassador I have been afforded the opportunity to participate in one of their campaigns with Lilly Pulitzer. This month Lilly Pulitzer released their new print Pawsitive Cattitude from their Prints with Purpose charitable giving program.

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This limited edition print is available in all Lilly Pulitzer retail location, signature stores, online, and select wholesale partners starting October 1st. This print comes in a popover, Elsa silk top, Alden dress, scarf, and hat. The style I am pictured in is the Alden dress.