the importance of reminders during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oh October, you blew by far too fast. I’m already assembling November’s monthly events posting, scratching my head on how this month got away from me, all while hiding out on a surprise weekday off due to this Frankenstorm.  Other than a few flickers of lights and some scary wind sounds, all is fine here at PIP Headquarters. So grateful for that.

With a final reminder that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Northeast Ohio Area Chevy Dealers are still doing their part to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. Even thought they already pulled the three winners for the grand prize makeovers, Gotta Love Chevy Ohio is still donating a $1 for every NEW like to the Gotta Love Chevy NEO Facebook page during this month. You still have two days to help them reach their goal, so click on over.

Also in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Reebok shared a few pieces from their Pink Ribbon Collection with me. As a proud sponsor of Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Reebok will donate more than $500,000 this year to help combat breast cancer.

Side note: speaking of that storm, I’m pretty sure the Fuzz is completely confused. He keeps wanting to go outside, just to stand in one spot in the backyard. He then comes in and either lays on top of me or under our family room table. It’s amazing I got him to settle down to take that picture.

I own a TON of athletic wear, but this Reebok Pink Ribbon Pant is my new favorite lounge-around-the-house option. Even after a few washings, it’s holding up great and not losing the length through the pant leg. Being 5’9″, I’m grateful for that – I need all the fabric I can get in that inseam!

I consider myself to be a connoisseur of athletic apparel featuring thumbholes, so I was initially pretty amped about the ones on the Pink Ribbon 1/4 Zip Top:

…but my extremely long arms make them more like wrist holes. Otherwise, I’m digging the pullover. I love the neon pink color and the design. It would be great for someone looking for a cover up for outdoor cardio sessions in cooler temperatures or as a basic cover up to wear to and from their workouts.

So while we’re reminded about this cause through brightly colored athletic gear in blog posts, it’s also a reminder for the importance of prevention. A local news anchor just announced she was recently diagnosed with the disease after discovering a lump during a self breast exam. I’ve had two aunts that have had avoided potential diagnoses thanks to being proactive. I’ve had a friend lose her mother at a very young age from this cancer. Let make sure we do our part to avoid it if possible. A suggestion: make a self-breast exam a part of your “first of the month” duties. Check out the Cleveland Clinic’s guide on self-exam how-to’s.

Stay safe. Stay warm. Stay healthy.

Disclaimer: Reebok items were provided care of my ambassadorship with FitFluential. American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer reminder care of my “Chevy Girl” status with Gotta Love Chevy Northeast Ohio. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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4 comments

    • Alicia at Poise in Parma says:

      Very true. Plus, I have VERY long arms. While I can’t always get sleeves to fit properly, I’m almost always able to bind my arms in crazy yoga poses! You win some, you lose some :)

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