What’s pink and green and full of love? With fantastic food, featured femmes, and fabulous fashions? The Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County 7th Annual “Fashion for the Cure” Gala, held at 2 Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, October 23rd!
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Journalist Judy King’s work offers common sense solutions to the everyday challenges faced by the 211,000 women and men diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Her personal experience and subsequent research uncovered a surprising difficulty in finding information addressing common quality-of-life issues that arise during and after treatment
Divas for a Cure – Bikers Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and Raising Funds for Breast Cancer ResearchBy admin | May 29th, 2011 | Category: 2006, Fall 2006, Interviews | No Comments »
Ladies on motorcycles fighting breast cancer. What a wonderful idea! But is “ladies” too soft of a word? Though these women are true ladies, they represent a demographic that may have been overlooked in the fight against breast cancer. Divas for a Cure consists of a core group of women who ride motorcycles. Jan Emanel, the founder, is a breast cancer survivor, who has taken her bike along with a host of other divas to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness to the biker community.
One might chuckle when presented with the title Bowling for Boobies. I did. But once I learned what this funny little title stood for, my laughter turned into real compassion. Edith Speed, a breast cancer survivor, and her caring friends founded the annual charity event to aid women while they are dealing with this potentially deadly illness.
For more than 20 years, the month of October has been dedicated to building awareness and sharing information on the most common type of cancer that affects women across the world. There are over 2 million women in the United States alone that have been treated for cancer. Last year over 40,000 women and 300 plus men had their lives taken by this horrible disease.
(Written by Shannon Haggard)
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2009 tell us that 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths from breast cancer occur each year. In this issue we focus on breast cancer awareness in our attempt to keep you healthy and living a long, wonderfully productive and fulfilling life.
How does fashion relate to Breast Cancer Awareness Month? As I was trying to conjure thoughts for this column, I was so stumped. I felt that talking about fashion was trivial compared to a cause that is so big. Breast cancer has devastated so many lives. But then I sat back, took my fingers off the keyboard, rested my chin in my hands, and took a sip of coffee.