October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a very important time of year and the message deserves center stage. However — many people tune it out. Myself included. It’s very easy to glaze over when the pink ribbons pop out year after year.
We should remember that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but I know that getting a productive person to give up part of her day for a screening might require a little more convincing.
Don’t think you’ve got enough time to screen yourself? See how many of the items below you have on your to-do list this week.
In 10 minutes you can:
- Gossip with coworkers
- Scroll through your Facebook and Twitter feeds
- Browse a magazine (either physically or digitally using NextIssue)
- Paint your nails
- Give yourself a self-breast exam
In 1-hour you can:
- Take a yoga class (I love Ekhart Yoga)
- Watch an episode of The White Queen
- Get lunch with a friend
- Clean out your refrigerator
- Have a mammography
We all make time to do at least a few of these things every week, so one day this October please make time for a breast cancer screening. If you’d like more information, check out the Susan G Komen website.