Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Take A PINK Moment: Breast Cancer Month

The best protection is early detection.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) in America) is an international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness, offer information, support those affected by the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure.

BCAM also reminds women to be breast aware for earlier detection. Mammograms and regular check-ups take only a few minutes but can save a woman's life from pain and early death.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is one such charity. It was born from Nancy G. Brinker's promise to do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever in the name of her dying sister, Susan G. Komen. 1982 saw that promise launched a global breast cancer movement called Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The charity has invested well over $1 billion, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

There are a number of ways you can get involved.

1. Bring your friend, family or yourself in for a mammogram and a check up. It's just a few minutes but it goes a long way to saving lives. Remember, the best protection against breast cancer is early detection.

2. Donate time, money and support. Go online and visit sites like The Pink Ribbon International or find local branches of Breast Cancer movements you can give your support to.

3. Educate. Bring yourself and people around you to awareness about what breast cancer is and what you can do to help fight against it.

Beat Breast Cancer!
You can also join internationally-celebrated label Wacoal as they continue on their 10th year of supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure through their ongoing Fit for the Cure® program. Wacoal continues to strengthen their commitment to breast cancer research and has donated over $2 million to this charity.

For additional information on Wacoal, please visit or


For every purchase of limited-edition Awareness Seamless Underwire bra in deep jungle, Embrace Lace Underwire bra in flamingo and b.tempt’d by Wacoal Coquette demi contour bra in Hot Pink, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen.

In addition, the brand continues their successful regional Fit for the Cure events, where with every fitting $2 is donated to Susan G. Komen. And, for every purchase of bra or shapewear styles at a Fit for the Cure event, an additional $2 is donated.
Wacoal Awareness seamless underwire bra in Animal Print $64.00 Wacoal Embrace Lace underwire Bra in flamingo $46.00
b.tempt’d by Wacoal Coquette demi contour bra in hot pink $38.00
Breast Cancer can be prevented. Be involved now, you could be saving the life of someone you love.