Friday, October 1, 2010

CLOSED...{GIVEAWAY} Go Pink!!! Be aware of your boobs and cancer!!!

So this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's not something I personally have had to deal with personally. I think we tend to support causes that we are close to or have meaning to us. This was a challenge I gave myself to get more involved even if it's for just a month. 
Domestic Violence is something I have been working on to help people be aware of it so I gave myself a challenge to learn something new since this month is Awareness Month for both of these causes. 

I challenge you to find out more about breast cancer. I even did something simple as looking at images of breast cancer. It made it more real to me. To see the pain and problem that breast cancer can cause women. 

A dollar from everyone would be such a huge help so I encourage you to donate as well. 
La Purse has given me the opportunity to encourage and entice you to be more aware of breast cancer and help others to be aware of it to by giving away not one scarf, but TWO to my followers and fans!

There will be actually a THIRD scarf to win, but only for those who are attending the Live Life Well Expo
From my fan page on Facebook you can enter the giveaways.  We will do TWO giveaways from here and there. 
I will list the contest/giveaway rules underneath each scarf and that's the scarf you will enter to win. You of course can enter to win both!! 
The Two-Toned Reversible scarf will be chosen by how many posts/tags are on our fan page with your name in it.
The ruffle scarf contest winner will be picked by 

The beautiful two toned scarf contest is as follows:
Head over to j & a {makeup artistry} fan page (formally Beauty By Janea) and tell me who sent you to my page. So if you are a fan of ours please encourage your friends to come and post that "____your name here (tagging helps)____ helped save my tatas!" 
The more your name is posted the better chance you have to win.

This contest is going hand in hand with the first contest. You are helping your friends save their tatas by entering this next contest. 
For this contest I want you to research Breast Cancer and share something you have found out about it that you didn't know before, or an experience you have had with breast cancer. Share something related to breast cancer to help educate someone else to enter to win.
Want extra chances to win? Here's how!
Reply in the comment box SEPARATELY to get more entries to win.

1. Become and fan of j & a {makeup artistry}
Post it in a comment for me that you are a FAN!

2. Become a FOLLOWER of our blog here. Create a Google account if you don't have one to become a follower. 
Post in a comment for me that you are a FOLLOWER!

3. Share your new or old knowledge about Breast Cancer with us so we can be more AWARE!
Post in a comment your information or story or knowledge/experience.

Please share this with your friends so they can have a chance to learn more about Breast Cancer and have a chance to win the scarves to help support the cause.

If you don't win the contest don't worry you can get any of the three scarves listed below each for 25% off from now until November 1st. You can support Breast Cancer by Going Pink. 
Enter "GOPINK" at checkout for 25% off each pink scarf. 






  1. Found this online and thought it was interesting:

    "Breast cancer is not a single disease. There are many types of breast cancer, and they may have vastly different implications. Breast cancers range from localized cancers such as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive cancers that can rapidly spread (metastasize). In the middle of the spectrum are breast cancers, such as colloid carcinomas and papillary carcinomas, which have a much more favorable outlook (prognosis) than the other more typically invasive breast cancers. Sometimes, noninvasive DCIS is found around invasive breast cancers."


  2. Of course I'm a fan!! :) <3 you!!!!

  3. I'm also a follower of the blog! :)

  4. Here are the the risk factors for breast cancer. Become familiar with the risk to help reduce your chances of getting this terrible disease!

    Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Risk factors you cannot change include:

    * Age and gender -- Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older. The majority of advanced breast cancer cases are found in women over age 50. Women are 100 times more likely to get breast cancer then men.
    * Family history of breast cancer -- You may also have a higher risk for breast cancer if you have a close relative who has had breast, uterine, ovarian, or colon cancer. About 20 - 30% of women with breast cancer have a family history of the disease.
    * Genes -- Some people have genes that make them more prone to developing breast cancer. The most common gene defects are found in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. These genes normally produce proteins that protect you from cancer. But if a parent passes you a defective gene, you have an increased risk for breast cancer. Women with one of these defects have up to an 80% chance of getting breast cancer sometime during their life.
    * Menstrual cycle -- Women who get their periods early (before age 12) or went through menopause late (after age 55) have an increased risk for breast cancer.

    Other risk factors include:

    * Alcohol use -- Drinking more than 1 - 2 glasses of alcohol a day may increase your risk for breast cancer.
    * Childbirth -- Women who have never had children or who had them only after age 30 have an increased risk for breast cancer. Being pregnant more than once or becoming pregnant at an early age reduces your risk of breast cancer.
    * DES -- Women who took diethylstilbestrol (DES) to prevent miscarriage may have an increased risk of breast cancer after age 40. This drug was given to the women in the 1940s - 1960s.
    * Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) -- You have a higher risk for breast cancer if you have received hormone replacement therapy for several years or more. Many women take HRT to reduce the symptoms of menopause.
    * Obesity -- Obesity has been linked to breast cancer, although this link is controversial. The theory is that obese women produce more estrogen, which can fuel the development of breast cancer.
    * Radiation -- If you received radiation therapy as a child or young adult to treat cancer of the chest area, you have a significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer. The younger you started such radiation, the higher your risk -- especially if the radiation was given when a female was developing breasts.

    Breast implants, using antiperspirants, and wearing underwire bras do not raise your risk for breast cancer. There is no evidence of a direct link between breast cancer and pesticides.

  5. I don't know why that posted so many times.. Sorry!!! I also wanted to add, My grandmother has suffered this awful disease. She is a survivor but will not be considered cancer free until 5 years of clean reports!! I also have a very close friend who is only 24 years old that has endured an extremely hard few months. Learning you have breast cancer and have to have a complete mastectomy at age 24 is just heart wrenching!!! I wear pink for my Grandmother and my Friend Sommer!!

  6. "Today, approximately 1 in almost every 8 women (13.4%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer -- and is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 35 to 54. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2009, approximately 192,370 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and approximately 40,610 will die. Although these numbers may sound frightening, research reveals that the mortality rate could decrease by 30% if all women age 50 and older who need a mammogram had one.

    Only 5% to 10% of breast cancers occur in women with a clearly defined genetic predisposition for the disease. The majority of breast cancer cases are "sporadic," meaning there is no direct family history of the disease."

    I found the last paragraph particularly interesting because my grandma had breast cancer removed twice and I've always wondered if I would have higher chances of getting it because she had it.

  7. Breast Cancer has no bounds. I found mine at the age of 29. I did everything possible to prevent breast cancer (because of my family history) and it didn't matter for me. I had my children before 30, never took birth control or hormone replacement and I don't consume alcohol... Yet I was diagnosed with an Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Grade III - this is an aggressive cancer. I found mine on a self breast exam - so yes they are worth the time - it could save your life!

  8. Jess Richards

    Hey....breast cancer took someone very dear to me about 6yrs ago....but one of the greatest honors of my life was to belong to a breast cancer awareness group called "viva las chicas" in St Pete. I was chosen to sing the National Anthem @ a Susan G Komen race for the cure in 2004 in front of 15,000 ppl. To watch a sea of people silently bonded for the cause walking, inspiring, reaching, praying, affecting change is an image I will never forget! To walk and sing in memory of this loved one is a once in a lifetime experience! Cancer sucks as it has taken 4 family members just this year alone, however I still trust in a God that is bigger than the disease. I am still praying for a cure! Thanks for letting me share my story.

  9. Leah Nicole Dehler

    I am a fan, and now a follower! I love what you are doing with breast cancer awareness. My mother was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in her left breast last friday. As I type, I am in the waiting room at HealthPark - she is being wheeled into recovery from a double mastectomy and we are waiting for the word on when we can go see her. I think the awareness you are raising is a beautiful thing, and I thank you. Go team PINK! ♥

  10. I am a Fan on facebook

  11. I am also a follower of the blog

  12. Some interesting facts that people may not know about breast cancer:

    1. Every 13 minutes someone dies of breast cancer

    2. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

    3. Oral contraceptives may cause a slight increase in breast cancer risk; however 10 years after discontinuing use of oral contraceptives the risk is the same as for women who never used the pill.

    4. One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

    5. men CAN also get breast cancer!!!!!!!!!