Friday Flashback: Pink+Awareness+Survival

imageAs I prepared to meet my sister-friends for dinner last night, I couldn’t help but to choose my hot pink J.Crew sweater. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  For most of us, the fight to find a cure is very close to our hearts and lives.

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While I know many survivors of breast cancer, I have also known young and energetic  women who have lost their fight with this disease.

I’m currently praying for a close friend & sorority sister who has recently been diagnosed.  She is strong, fit, beautiful and very blessed that her cancer was detected early, through a mammogram screening.  We know that she will be a survivor and will be able to inspire others to fight. God is guiding her journey and the journey of many others who have to face this diagnosis.

FACT: 1 out of 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  The survival rate for early detection is 98% while the survival rate for those diagnosed later on is only 27%.

So, while I love this pink sweater that I wore yesterday, it is more than a fashion statement.  It is for awareness, hope, healing, prayer, and blessings. I hope that it inspires you to get your mammogram.  Don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to get theirs too. I am scheduled for my first one at the end of this month. I will no longer procrastinate.

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For information on statistics, types of testing, programs, or how to help, click HERE.

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Have a blessed Sunday!

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Shop the Look…

Pink J.Crew sweater, HERE 

Dark, modern fit (and OMG super comfortable), Ann Taylor jeans, HERE

Calf-hair kitten heels, J.Crew, HERE

Pearls from Target, HERE | clutch, old & thrifted | Floral scarf from H&M, HERE

Enjoy some other stylish ladies, HERE

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