An Important To-Do This October

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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:

  1. Gossip with coworkers
  2. Scroll through your Facebook and Twitter feeds
  3. Browse a magazine (either physically or digitally using NextIssue)
  4. Paint your nails
  5. Give yourself a self-breast exam

In 1-hour you can:

  1. Take a yoga class (I love Ekhart Yoga)
  2. Watch an episode of The White Queen
  3. Get lunch with a friend
  4. Clean out your refrigerator
  5. 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.


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