October is Breast Cancer month. You would have to live under a rock to not know this. And those who know me expect me to mention this at least once this month.
I'm not going to ask you to run a 5k marathon or do a 2 day walk and ask people to donate money to you for that because I don't really know where the money raised goes and what it really does for breast cancer.
I'm not going to ask you to buy products that tell you a percentage of the sales will go to breast cancer funding because there is never enough money donated and again, I have no idea how that money is spent. We won't even talk about the fact that I despise companies who take advantage of breast cancer to plug their product.
I'm not going to ask you to wear pink because not everyone looks good in pink.
In fact, I'm not going to ask you to do anything.
I will, however, remind you that if there is never a time in the year when you (or a woman you love) does a breast self-exam or has a mammogram, then this is the month to please do that. Feel your breasts (or have a loved one do that for you). Schedule that mammogram.
October is the month to be aware of your breasts and regardless of any other lifestyle or heredity factors you have that may play into the possibility of you developing breast cancer, the one thing we all need to remember is this (and this includes men as well as women):
We have two breasts. That is where it begins. Know yours.
Love yourself and be aware.