Happy end of September! This year has gone by so very fast but thankfully each day is a gift so I am thankful for all my days! As the summer turns to fall I am reminded of not only the changing of the seasons but the seasons of my life. As a people we are so busy working and scurrying about that sometimes that's all we think about- what "has" to get done. Work, kids, bills, groceries.... where in that list is "take care of me"?
As a collective group of people we need to take time out for ourselves. We do that somewhat with our polish obsession and mani enthusiasm, but the most important thing, being our health, is often times overlooked and undervalued. The list of "important" things to do cannot be accomplished if you're sick.
Go Pink Wednesday campaign hosted by Finger Painting Fingers! The month of October is Breast Cancer awareness and for every wednesday we will feature a pink mani for you to oooh and ahhh! :) We'd love to see yours and will be reminding you with posts on the Mani Curiously Fan Page.
But just to give you some more food for thought... According to The American Cancer Society an estimated 227k new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2012. Furthermore that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers.
But the scariest statistic of all? 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Look around you... think of your friends and family... you know 8 women and according to this statistic 1 of them will become part of this. Will it be you? Your mother? Your sister? Your best friend? This is no joke and these statistics are very real.
So I ask you... how important is your health and the health of your loved ones? Please take a moment to schedule that exam or take the extra 5 minutes in the shower to do a self breast exam... it could save your life or the life of someone you love.