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    Tag Archives: cancer awareness

    • April is Cancer Control Month


      B. C. Awareness Crystal Ribbon Pin
         

           

      Cancer has touched the lives of just about everyone, in one way or another. Most of us have had a family member, friend, or perhaps even ourselves -- diagnosed with cancer. In recent years, great strides have been made in cancer research, knowledge about prevention, and treatments -- but despite all that, new cases of cancer are increasing each year.    

           


      Sterling Silver Survivor Ribbon Necklace    

      The good news is, some cancers can be prevented. Those cancers which are caused by tobacco and heavy alcohol use, could be completely prevented; according to the American Cancer Society's Facts and Figures 2010. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and staying away from things known to cause cancer can help decrease your chances of developing the disease, as well. Also, make sure to participate in the cancer screenings recommended by your doctor. Early detection of cancer, is really the key to surviving the disease. Ask your doctor which screening are appropriate for you age and family history.   

          


      Swarovski Crystal Ovarian Cancer Awareness Charm
         

       

      According to ACS, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States -- Heart Disease is #1.  The most common types of cancers - in both men and women - are skin cancer and lung cancer. This is why it is so important to take preventative measures like; applying (and continuing to re-apply) a sunscreen of SPF20 or higher before going out in the sun, staying away from indoor tanning beds, quitting smoking, avoiding second-hand smoke, etc.

       If we can all educate ourselves, our family and our friends -- we may be able to deduce the number of cases. If we all bring awareness and do what we can to support these organizations that are working hard to raise money to find a cure -- we may actually see a cure for cancer in our lifetime.
        
       
       
      If you or someone you know has cancer contact the American Cancer Society for information, assistance, or support. They have many programs available to help. 

          

         
       
       
       

       

    • The Awareness Ribbon -- Showing your Support

      At one time or another, most people have either worn - or at least seen - an awareness ribbon; they have been around for many years. In the 1970’s the yellow ribbon surfaced, to show support for the safe return of soldiers, in the 1990’s the red ribbon began being used, to bring awareness for those affected by the AIDS epidemic, shortly after that we saw the pink ribbon worn in support of breast cancer – and today, we see awareness ribbons in all the colors of the rainbow and each one can represent several causes.   

      So what is an awareness ribbon and why do people choose to wear them? Well, the first reason is in the name itself – to raise awareness about a cause; which in turn can help raise funds to aid in supporting the cause. Merchandise like pins, magnets, key chains, bracelets, shirts, hats, etc. which have the ribbon of choice on it, are sold and most often a large percent if not all the funds raised, go to help the cause.

      Many people all have countless reasons for wearing an awareness ribbon, but they all boil down to the same reasons – they are a symbol which unite the supporters of the cause, they open the door to conversations about the cause, and last – and most importantly – they are a reminder that life, is so very precious and that every person matters.

      At Charming Chick we are proud to offer many awareness ribbon items that can be worn to show support and bring awareness to whichever cause (or causes) are near and dear to your heart. We have charms, hats, shirts, pins and much, much more.

       If you would like a full list of ribbons colors and the causes they represent Click Here. If you know of a cause that we do not have listed, please let us know, and we will be happy to include it.

       

    • 21st Annual National Cancer Survivors Day - June 1st

      Do you know a cancer survivor? In some way, we have all been impacted or know someone that has been impacted by this life-changing disease. June 1st marks the 21st Annual National Cancer Survivors Day - the perfect time to show a cancer Survivor that you care. It is a celebration of life and a way to show the world that surviving is a possibility - and a reality.

      The non-profit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation supports hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host National Cancer Survivors Day events in their communities by providing free guidance, education and networking. You can find an event in your local community or organize your own community event.

      Whether or not you attend an event, this is a great time to show a friend or family member that is living with or has survived cancer that you support him or her. Whether you send a note with a small gift, or just give your Survivor a hug, your support can make a difference.

      Looking for an inexpensive but meaningful gift for a cancer Survivor? Click the pictures below for some of my favorites:

      Cancer Survivor Ribbon Charm Pink Ribbon Lunch Tote Bag Cancer Survivor Ribbon Pin

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