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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Turn Your Green Pink

Pink has become the 'it' color in October. Retailers want you to spend money on pink products to benefit breast cancer research.

Every 13 minutes someone dies from breast cancer in the U.S.

Shocking statistic, isn't it?

We've all had our lives touched by breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness month gives us the chance to do something to help the cause. I noticed this weekend at the grocery store that pink ribbons covered everything from cereal to candy to yogurt.

All good, as long as money from these products makes it to breast cancer organizations. Here are a few that donate some of the purchase price to benefit research and awareness:

If you'd like to make a more significant impact, consider directly donating to places like Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A large percentage of the money donated goes to make remarkable strides in their research projects.

Another way to give all year long is through the “give a free mammogram" button at the Breast Cancer Site. Each click donates a mammogram to someone in need. Set it as your home page and you'll remember to click every day. Get the kids into the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month by playing games on the Breast Cancer Site Facebook page. For every minute played, ten cents is donated to breast cancer organizations.

Consider contributing in some way to the breast cancer cause this month. Do it for moms, sisters, aunts, grandmas, daughters and girlfriends everywhere.

In October, we're all pink.

patrick sullivan October 10, 2011 at 06:46 PM
lol. before sgk you could barely say 'breast cancer' on the news, was a hidden disease. they have almost singlehandedly put the disease in the public eye and now they are a 'death culture organization' lol. religious nuts are funny. lets talk about the things the catholic church covers up?
Rita Smith, M.E.V. October 10, 2011 at 07:48 PM
The link between breast cancer and abortion + birth control pill is the truth. No one can deny the facts unless you are in denial...As far as the Catholic Church is concerned there were Judas's in Christ's time and we have them still in our time. What is important is that you don't cut your nose off to spite your face. The cover up's that you speak of are being brought to the light and the church will come out the better for it. The Catholic Church is going through a purification. I like to think of myself as a devout catholic and not a religious nut as you perceive anyone who is for the truth to be. Patrick, check out the movie 180.
Joanne LaSpina October 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Susan G. Komen is open about their relationship with Planned Parenthood: "In some areas of the U.S., our affiliates have determined a Planned Parenthood clinic to be the best or only local place where women can receive breast health care. In all cases, Komen funding is used exclusively to provide breast cancer programs, including clinical breast exams conducted by trained medical personnel." More can be read at http://ww5.komen.org/Content.aspx?id=16162.
Rita Smith, M.E.V. October 11, 2011 at 05:27 PM
In charity, I comment again, "You walk for naught!" You cannot compromise with an organization that funds the destruction of the unborn and exploits women. Susan G Komen gives $700,000 to Planned Parenthood which then ... LifeNews.com reports that Susan G Komen has given $700,000 to Planned Parenthood even though many studies show a link between breast cancer and abortions and even though ...
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 12, 2011 at 12:18 AM
Did you ever wonder why more women have breast cancer at an earlier age? I agree with Rita Smith when she says contraception and abortion have a lot to do with it. Pink ribbons are not cute when Koman backs Planned Parenthood. I even saw Energizer with somewhat of a purple color giving to Susan Koman. You just don't want to listen. Giving $ to an abortion provider to fight breast cancer is like giving money to a tobacco company to fight lung cancer. Read what Eve Sanchez Silver says in www.abortionbreastcancer.com in Koman's Dark Side. I won't be spending a cent for Susan Koman and here's a thing I'll bet you didn't know; no Planned Parenthood on the planet provides MAMMOGRAM SERVICES. This was from the book by Abby Johnson who was the employee of the year (till she found the truth and said, "I'm getting out of here.") You don't know what you're talking about! Abby Johnson and Eve Sanchez Silver do. I rest my case.
Rita Smith, M.E.V. October 12, 2011 at 12:33 AM
An excellent article on Komen: Pink Ribbon Scandal: Pro-Life Groups Speak Out Against Komen | LifeNews.com www.lifenews.com
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:19 AM
The National Cancer Institute even admits that there is a definite link between abortion and breast cancer. Susan G. Komen MOST CERTAINLY gives your money to Planned Parenthood & it subsidizes abortions instead of going to breast cancer awareness. Main stream media covers it up because it is not popular. In fact Komen was sued in court over it and was forced to return money to donors because they LIED and denied it, however, their own annual reports prove differently. In addition, there all new studies out that definitely link abortion and breast cancer. Read the up to date studies and not the ones from the 1980's and 1990's. We need to insure that our monies go to help our woman and not kill them! Money to Komen is a foot in the grave!
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:21 AM
"Dr. Louise Brinton, who was the chief organizer of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop in 2003 that persuaded women that it was "well established" that "abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk," has reversed her position and now admits that abortion and oral contraceptives raise breast cancer risks". "An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral contraceptives (OCs) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality, in women under age 45, contained an admission from Dr. Brinton and her colleagues that abortion raises breast cancer risk by 40%. The study found that "a statistically significant 40% increased risk for women who have abortions" exists, and that a " 270% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer (an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality) among those who used oral contraceptives while under age 18 and a 320% increased risk of triple negative breast cancer among recent users (within 1-5 years) of oral contraceptives," also exists". "This means that women who start using OCs before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times".
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:22 AM
"Although the study was published nine months ago," stated Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, in a press release, "the NCI, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and other cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to reduce breast cancer rates by issuing nationwide warnings to women." "Last year, studies from Turkey and China also reported statistically significant risk increases for women who had abortions. The Turkish study reported a 66% increased risk of breast cancer for women with abortions while the Chinese study found a statistically significant 17% increased breast cancer risk among Chinese women who had induced abortions. Mrs. Malec said, "The Chinese and the Turkish studies are relevant considering the debate over government-funded abortion through healthcare reform" in the US. "Government-funded abortion means more dead American women from breast cancer." An abstract of the Jessica Dolle study is available here". http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2010/jan/10010706
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:26 AM
We need to support breast cancer awareness, but just don't do through Susan G. Koman or any other group that does not use your money for the direct cause. KNOW WHERE YOUR MONEY IS GOING TO.
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:31 AM
Abortion and Breast Cancer Statistics Dr. Janet Daling is a cancer researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. Dr. Daling is self-described as 'pro-choice'. On 2 November 1994 Dr. Daling and fellow researchers published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (pp. 1584-1592) concerning induced abortion and breast cancer risk for premenopausal women. Some key findings: Women under age 18 who had an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 150%. Women of age 30 and above who aborted a first pregnancy increase their breast cancer risk by 110%. Overall, women who have an induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 50%. The Journal of the National Medical Association is a publication by black medical professionals concerned with black health problems. In the December 1993 issue JNMA published the results of a Howard University study. Key finding: Black women of age 50 and above who had at least 1 induced abortion have an increased breast cancer risk of 370%. Mike Richmond Cancer Awareness Canada 810 W. Broadway (651) Vancouver, Canada V5Z 4C9
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:36 AM
"In 1986, government scientists wrote a letter to the British journal Lancet and acknowledged that abortion is a cause of breast cancer. They wrote, "Induced abortion before first term pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer." (Lancet, 2/22/86, p. 436) "As of 2006, eight medical organizations recognize that abortion raises a woman's risk for breast cancer, independently of the risk of delaying the birth of a first child (a secondary effect that all experts already acknowledge). An additional medical organization, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, issued a statement in 2003 calling on doctors to inform patients about a "highly plausible" relationship between abortion and breast cancer. General counsel for that medical group wrote an article for its journal warning doctors that three women (two Americans, one Australian) successfully sued their abortion providers for neglecting to disclose the risks of breast cancer and emotional harm, although none of the women had developed the disease".
Rita Smith, M.E.V. October 12, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Theresa and Barbara, thank you very much for all the true facts to be told in the Race for the Cure with the Susan Komen Corp. Another item that really irks me is all the products with the pink ribbons who give a certain percentage to Susan Komen. These $ grubbing death culture vultures want every penny they can get for their dirty vile business of exploiting women and killing the unborn. Education to the true facts is the key!
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:42 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 1999 Race for Cure - Should Include Attention to Prevention "Regardless of where one stands on abortion, for the sake of women’s lives the medical facts can not be ignored". "Washington, D.C.—Race for the Cure takes place tomorrow to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. But its purpose will be incomplete if it does not include information on one of the scientifically proven causes of breast cancer: abortion". "Nearly 200,000 women suffer from breast cancer—more than twice the number of women infected with AIDS. Clearly, breast cancer is a serious women’s health issue. But it is irresponsible to focus solely on cures when solid proof for prevention is available". "Researchers have uncovered a link between breast cancer and abortion in studies conducted in the United States, Japan, Denmark, Italy and Russia. One study showed that women who had one or two abortions before a full-term pregnancy doubled their risk, while women who had three or more abortions tripled their risk. Similar conclusions were found from studies conducted in the U.S., Israel, Canada, France, Denmark and Japan".
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:44 AM
"I would liked to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion, but our research is rock solid, and our data is accurate. It’s not a matter of believing, it’s a matter of what is." —Dr. Janet Daling (who is pro-choice) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who has reached the conclusion linking breast cancer to abortion" "Neglecting to inform women of the link between abortion and breast cancer could mean thousands of them pay the price with their lives".
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 01:49 AM
I have always loved pink since I was a little girl. However, due to the Komen lie, we now have to investigate every item and who it is from and who it supports... Very sad.
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 02:05 AM
It is a scientific fact that a baby is killed through abortion. It is not a religious nut theory. Maybe I could stereo type men such as yourself who are for abortion and for harming women and girls through abortion to be self centered, irresponsible men who do nothing but prey & lust after woman and girls to fufill their own greedy disgusting self gratification; who then, in turn, take the easy way out and pressure them into abortion which is totally UNNATURAL for thier body? Most woman don't admit it, but 90% of all abortive woman suffer tremendously from post abortion trauma. Why do you single out the Catholic Church? Orthodox Jews are also against abortion, So are Lutheran's, Born Again Christian's, etc. ANY person who would called themselves a CHRISTIAN and BELIEVES in Christ's teachings is and should be against abortion. Stay on topic..
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 02:12 AM
If you or someone you know has had an abortion please contact http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/ to receive the love & healing that you deserve. Do not continue to live in the shame, fear or numbness – call our toll-free national hotline: 877 HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463) We should be supporting woman and young girls who become pregnant, not shaming or shunning them.
Barbara Marucci Sumoski October 12, 2011 at 02:16 AM
Both men & woman suffer symptoms of Post-Abortion Trauma HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463) http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/ •Bouts of crying •Depression •Guilt •Inability to forgive yourself •Intense grief / sadness •Anger / rage •Emotional numbness •Sexual problems or promiscuity •Eating disorders •Lowered self esteem •Drug and alcohol abuse •Nightmares and sleep disturbances •Suicidal urges •Difficulty with relationships •Anxiety and panic attacks •Flashbacks •Multiple abortions •Pattern of repeat crisis pregnancy •Discomfort around babies or pregnant women •Fear / ambivalence of pregnancy
Ann Cornell October 12, 2011 at 04:09 AM
If someone wants to make a donation to aid breast cancer research, prevention, awareness or the search for the cure, but feels uncomfortable donating to Susan G. Komen, which organization is worthwhile? Komen is arguably the most well known, but it is not the only group out there. Does anyone have a recommendation?
Rita Smith, M.E.V. October 12, 2011 at 04:56 AM
Ann, I've done the research from American Life League www.all.org as follows: In lieu of the Komen Foundation and other breast cancer research organizations which either support Planned Parenthood and/or embryonic stem cell research and/or are still questionable, we recommend the following: Breast Cancer Prevention Institute 9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 845/452-0797 www.bcpinstitute.org The Polycarp Research Institute 2232 Second Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 www.polycarp.org Thank you for the opportunity to suggest the recommended organizations to send donations to prevent breast cancer. The 40 Days for Life is being held in Collegeville at PP if anyone would like to participate. Sign up to SAVE LIVES at www.40daysforlife.com/collegeville You can make a difference to usher in the "Culture of Life" one heart at a time.
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 12, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Thank you Rita and Barbara for giving the facts that Komen is a racket. I only hope that the walk for a cure may be the walk for life because the media will not put it out there. It takes us 3 to get the education out there. They will show you a heart bypass story, but none on what abortion and contraception do when they DO risk breast cancer. They even have a postage stamp out for breast cancer. When will they ever learn. See the women, who at an early age was stricken with breast cancer at www.abortionbreastcancer.com Rita and Barbara you are awesome.
Tom McMenamin October 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Just curious...I see that the local religous zealots are pacing back and forth with their ridiculous signs in front of the Planned Parenthood in Collegeville. Why are they only there when it's nice out? Apparently it's okay to scrape or suck fetus' out when it's raining, but not when it's sunny ! Bunch of nutcases ! With what I've been reading on here lately, sorta seems like abortion should've been mandatory for some mothers.
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 14, 2011 at 01:44 PM
You don't go when it's between 8AM and 8PM so how do you know when the 40 Days for Life stands out there. I have many pictures when, in the rain and snow we stand out there. You sir, are a nutcase. Abortion is not mandatory in all mothers, being rape or incest, or aborting due to lack of funds. There's always adoption. Steve Jobs Bio will tell you that. With RU-486 there's the dropping of the fetus in the toilet to be flushed away, and do you know what's in the drinking water. The fish will tell you. Look for the 6th comment and that should tell you if we are religious zealots!!! Oh, for the life of me, I could not figure out if you're a nut or if you made some girl have an abortion!!! I will gladly stand with my sign till Planned Parenthood gets out of there. Read the comments!!! Or are you just in denial???
Tom McMenamin October 14, 2011 at 03:45 PM
Theresa...I certainly DO go past Planned Parenthood between the hours of 8AM and 8PM and have on many occassions not seen you nuts out there in the rain or wind. You would figure God would somehow build a canopy over you so that you could continue fighting the good fight ! I, at not point in time, have EVER said abortion was mandatory (although in your mothers case, I might make an exception). Theresa, in your last statement you pondered if I was a nut or I made a girl have an abortion.....How powerful do you think I am ?? I don't have the power to make anyone do anything (unlike the church with you religious lemurs who continue to fleece you of your money). Most of the comments in this thread are from you Catholic loop jobs who fear some sort of retribution from the almighty God when you "roll a 7", so I don't really hold most of the comments in high regard.
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 14, 2011 at 04:41 PM
Tom, the Church tells us to love all enemies therefore I will pray for you!!!
Tom McMenamin October 14, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Theresa....from the outside looking in, I'm guessing that prayer might cost you....oh....$10 or so. Why can God and the Catholic church do everything but manage money ? If the parishoners only knew that the money that they put in that plate every Sunday went towards housing known pedophiles to keep them away from the government and certain prosecution, they might think twice about putting that envelope into said plate.....then again, the sheep probably wouldn't....God might punish them !
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 15, 2011 at 07:08 PM
Tom, let's just stay on the subject at hand. Turn your green pink.
Tom McMenamin October 15, 2011 at 09:04 PM
Once the wrongs done by the Catholic church are brought up, it always turns to "let's just stay on the subject at hand"
Theresa Leitold, M.E.V. October 16, 2011 at 01:17 PM
The only thing I can say to you is "Bless those who curse you and pray for those who maltreat you." Luke 6:28

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