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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pink Saturday/Pink Roses Plate and a Pink Purpose

It's been a long time since I participated in Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. However, I found this little treasure recently at Goodwill for pennies, and wanted to share it with you. It goes well with all of my other pink floral plates, but this one is smaller.

And now for the most important part of my post! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Please do your self exams in the shower.

And schedule a mammogram if you haven't yet.

They really aren't as bad as women think. I have only felt a little pressure on my breasts, no actual pain.

If you are over 40 years old and need a mammogram or Pap test and you are within 200% of poverty level, have no insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible for free exams. Please call your local health department and ask about the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project. There may be a waiting list, but if you have a family history of any breast or cervical cancers, you will be able to get in more quickly.

I have my exams on November 10. When you click on my button in the right hand column, it really does go to help a woman get her exams and stay healthy. I am one of them!

This is being posted today in honor of my cousin Wendy who died of breast cancer years ago, my Aunt June and Aunt Tiny who were survivors, and my dear friend Carol Jean who passed away just last month from a 6 year battle with breast cancer.

You can find this sweet angel pin on the Cancer Society's website. I thought she was perfect for remembering those brave women.

What are you waiting for? Call your doctor's office and get scheduled today! After all, we want you around for many, many more Pink Saturdays!


Iphigenia said...

thanks for sharing this part of your life...happy pink weekend!!

Ivy Lane said...

LOVE your blog banner!!! Thank you for this thought provoking post... prayers to the souls of your friend and family who passed away due to cancer and prayers to the survivors in your life!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the reminder! I love the pink reminders you were able to find for us today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Oma Nijn's Country Huis said...

i love the pink,

ik vind het heel goed wat je doet.

groeten oma nijn

bj said...

Your plate is perfect in pink!!
xo bj

Justine said...

I think it's terrible that so many women in this country are unable to get their mammograms because of the high cost for those with little or no insurance.

I had my first mammogram a couple years ago and it was a piece of cake!

Justine :o )

Dreamgirl said...

Perfect pink plate. And thanks for sharing about breast cancer awareness.
Happy pink Saturday!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your little plate, so romantic.
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the pinks! The cartoon made me giggle. That is definitely how one feels after a mammogram. :-)

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday, chickee. I love the humor but actually I don't mind the mammogram. I must be unusual and I do have b**bs!!

someplace in thyme said...

I loved you post this week, it says it all, thankyou and have a great Happy Pink Saturday, thanks for the laugh too, Char

♥Mimi♥ said...

So many losses sustained from cancer. I lost my mother in 1983 and still miss her like it was yesterday.

Great post today, just great.

Sorry, I didn't get to see everyone yesterday. I had important business. My 11 year-old grandson was playing football and he wanted Mimi to go to the out-of-town-last-of-the-season-game. THEY WON AGAINST AN UNDEFEATED TEAM! WOO-HOO! 35 - 17☺

Hope the coming week blesses you with sunshine, happiness and good friends.

LV said...

Your Goodwill plate is very pretty. You put together a very nice post for Pink Saturday as well as reminder of how importance we not forget a great cause.