Thursday, October 4, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month and many volunteers are out fundraising. There are a lot of pink products on the market and a percentage goes toward breast cancer research, prevention and education. Some are large organizations and some are small. You probably know at least one woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer but it is more likely that you know more than one. Many have fought the battle and won, while some have not. The most important thing to remember about breast cancer is, if you catch it early you will have good results.


This is why the mortality rates for breast cancer have gone down in recent years. Early detection increases the chances of success. Part of that success of early detection is the many programs and agencies that devote their time to raising funds for clinics, breast cancer screening and education. One of these great organizations is Tri-Valley SOCKs. They raise money for breast cancer research, treatment and educational programs. These funds go towards Axis Community Health who provides breast screening services for uninsured women in our community. Susan G. Komen For The Cure, who support research and community based outreach programs in the SF Bay Area. And you can’t forget the research funds that go to UCSF’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

These are all worthy organizations that receive funds from Tri-Valley SOCKs who hold the Bras for the Cause® Mother’s Day fundraising weekend walk. Since this is such a worthy cause I want to do my part. I’m donating 10% of the sales from my website to Tri-Valley SOCKs. My friend and Vice President of Tri-Valley SOCKs, Kirstin Litz is an awesome person who works hard to raise funds all year round. She is devoted to finding a cure or at least making sure she has done her best to help find a cure. If everyone worked as hard as she did, I’m sure breast cancer would be a thing of the past.


So take a look at my website. I’ve set up a page just for Tri-Valley SOCKs with pink awareness ribbon jewelry. I will be posting a few new items each week as many of the designers I work with are coming out with new pieces just for the month of October. Personally I think that fundraising is a year round activity and while October has been assigned as breast cancer awareness month, many women have to deal with this disease all year round. So help support Tri-Valley SOCKs and its efforts to eradicate breast cancer. If you can’t walk, you can donate, and if you can’t donate, please spread the word.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful jewelry, I especially like the "hope" ring.
    I love that this month is dedicated to this important cause. So many woman are too relaxed about getting their mammograms and here we have an entire month of posts and articles and events to inform us about breast cancer and remind us of the importance of screening!