Something Pink is Happenin’

Some of you may know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What does this mean? For some, it means you buy a pink lipstick; for others, it means making a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation; and, for others, it means mourning the loss of a loved one lost to breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone.

This year, I’ll be celebrating the cause at the Gallatin Valley Mall’s huge celebration to raise awareness and commemorate the strength and courage of all of those stricken with breast cancer. The festivities kick off on Saturday, October 11th at 2:00pm with a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivor models and the latest fashion trends from GVM merchants. Don’t forget to check out the silent auction to win fabulous prizes from GVM merchants (all proceeds will be donated to Cancer Support Community).

In addition to the fashion event, GVM is bringing all of your favorite party products like Mary Kay, Tupperware, Thirty One, Jamberry, AND MORE to one convenient location during the event.  Check out these fabulous vendors throughout the mall on both Saturday and Sunday.  A portion of all booth rental fees will also be donated to Cancer Support Community to further support a great cause.

Meantime, do your part to fight breast cancer by doing the following:

1. Know your risk

  • Talk to both sides of your family to learn about your family health history
  • Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer

2. Get screened

  • Talk with your doctor about which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk
  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
  • Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40

Learn more about Pink and Party weekend here!

Blog written by Eleonore Snow of Montana Parent Magazine.

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