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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Vitamix Giveaway

Cancer effects every family. Mine is no different. The dreaded C word took my father’s life but it was specifically breast cancer that was introduced to me when I was little.

People cried and talked in hushed words when my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was far too young to understand but it made a huge impression on me. Then my other aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Having two aunts, my grandfather, and my father effected by cancer means that our family is taking our health very seriously and are making changes to hopefully impact our future.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to St. Agnes Hospital:

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  • The American Cancer Society estimates that last year, more than 232,340 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Family history and age are both factors with breast cancer  incidence and death rates generally increasing with age
  • Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S., accounting for almost 30% of newly diagnosed cancers
  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime

Sources: American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Facts and Figures and BreastCancer.org

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St. Agnes shared a touching video about breast cancer. Watch below.

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Now onto the giveaway!

Your health matters. That is why St. Agnes wants to give you a 5200 Standard Vitamix in black. They want you to take care of yourself and that is also why I joined with some amazing bloggers to bring this giveaway to you. You matter.

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Wendy Wright

Head Geek at Plugged In Family often found at Comicon, Disneyland, or online increasing her gamer score on Xbox. As a member of the 501st Legion, Wendy spreads her love of Star Wars across the Galaxy in her handmade Jawa costume volunteering for charities with her husband and two sons.

8 thoughts on “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • October 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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    I can relate to the sister Tracy in this video…that’s how I feel about my own sister!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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    I truly related to both of Tami’s daughters. I lost my father to cancer when I was 27 years old and I think of him every single day. My prayers are with Tami and her family.

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    • October 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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      Beth, you were so young to lose your father. I still miss mine every single day too.

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  • October 10, 2014 at 8:10 am
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    I relate most to the daughter, Kristen. That’s how I would describe my mom

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  • October 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm
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    I have had a few of my great aunts die because of breast cancer. It is so important to be pro active as a woman and to encourage others to be as well.

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