Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October JM Blog Train: "BE AWARE"

Now is the time...the time for the monthly JM Blog Train! This month, we're dedicating the theme to Breast Cancer Awareness with the title of "Be Aware" Just about everyone is affected by this disease, whether it's personally or someone close to us. Time for us to get aware and know the facts. Do you know someone who didn't beat the fight against breast cancer? Or maybe someone who's battling it now? Or even a survivor? This train would be a great way to showcase that person (or those people) who were personally affected. Leave a little thanks for the ladies on each stop - they all did a great job, and some of them also did this train because it was close to their heart. Enjoy!

Here's my part. Available in both full size (300 dpi) and tagger size. This is a kit that I will NOT be taking down as a freebie. It will stay free.

FULL SIZE
TAGGER SIZE


Here are the other stops along the way. If it's still early in the release, please check the other links again soon. We're all in different places around the world, so some of them may not have their part up yet.

Twinkle Me Pink Scraps
Heather Hill Designs
Twisted Summertime Designs
Claire's Blog
Snips and Snails Designs
YOU ARE HERE------>Dizzy Scraps Designs<-----YOU ARE HERE
Krissy Jo Designs
Law-Tee-Da Designs
Tickle Me Designs
Princess Kate Designs
Gabinala Scraps


SOME FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Sadly, 1 women in 9 will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important to be breast aware and know what is normal for you. Being breast aware means becoming familiar with how your breasts look and feel, whatever your age. Understand how your breasts may change at different times of the month (for example when you are on your period) and as you get older.

These are the changes to look for, and if you are in any doubt, see your doctor.

  • A lump or thickening which is different to the rest of the breast tissue
  • Continuous pain in one part of the breast or armpit
  • One breast becomes larger or lower
  • A nipple becomes inverted or changes shape or position
  • Skin changes including puckering or dimpling
  • Swelling under the armpit or around the collarbone
  • A rash on or around the nipple
  • Discharge from one or both nipples
Remember the breast awareness 5 point code:
  1. Know what is normal for you
  2. Look and feel
  3. Know what changes to look for
  4. Report any changes without delay
  5. Attend routine breast screening if you are aged 50 and over

4 comments:

  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 14 Oct [LA 06:00pm, NY 08:00pm] - 15 Oct [UK 01:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  2. Thank you for the breast cancer awareness kit

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  3. Thank you for sharing your talents and time :)

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  4. Thank you so much for this awesome kit. My MIL was diagnosed with stage 4 last year.

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