Since breast cancer is a growing concern among women, we talked to Dr. Susan Love, a known expert in the field, to share her tips on how to prevent breast cancer. Watch our video to find out what she thinks the likely causes are and easy things you can do now to keep cancer at bay, including staying away from unnecessary radiation and the right time to get a mammogram.
According to Nielsen, the volume of sparkling rosé produced has grown by nearly 22 percent in the last year — if you're looking for a solid jumping-off point for pink sparklers, a good place to start is Martini & Rossi. The Italian house is known for its Prosecco, Asti, and Vermouth, but this year also launched a reasonably priced Sparkling Rosé ($14).
The bottle's deep coral color is inviting, but it's the flirtatious blend of Malvasia, Brachetto, and Moscato Bianco that's unique. The Malvasia lent a hint of apricot, the Moscato Bianco: lingering sweetness, and red Brachetto: a bright salmon color. The end result was a bouquet of pomaceous fruit that ended with a very off-dry finish.
Martini Sparkling Rosé is also raising attention to breast cancer this month: Make a donation online to The Pink Agenda through the rest of October, and the wine house will match it. What's your favorite blush bubbly?
Undercover superheros are a mainstay in pop culture, but did you know they walk among you in real life? This month, in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, makeup brand NYX is rewarding undercover superheroes of another color: volunteers. They may not fight moustache-twirling villains, but fighting cancer is absolutely heroic.
In recognition for acts of selflessness and kindness, individuals who donated, volunteered, or ran a marathon in support of finding a cure will get 35 percent off their entire online purchase through Nov. 1. So send your donation slips and all other documentation to email@example.com for the hookup. On top of that, NYX will donate 10 percent of sales from these purchases to the Breast Cancer Awareness Research Foundation. Super.
If case you've missed all the pink ribbons, let me remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And even though some health experts think breast self-exams are no longer necessary, getting to know your girls seems like a simple way to empower yourself against the disease. Becoming familiar with your breast tissue and how it changes monthly — oh what the crimson wave does to the breasts — is one way to put the fight against the disease in your own hands, literally. Here are details on how to perform a breast self-exam with helpful illustrations.
Blake Lively stepped out of a photo studio in NYC earlier today wearing a Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure t-shirt in honor of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She's been all about short and sexy dresses recently but kept her look casual wearing a pair of denim leggings and carrying a Chanel bag. Earlier this week she was spotted out with Ryan Gosling, though the rumors of romance were quickly shot down. Blake's relationship with Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley is still going strong with serious PDA to prove it. Next up Blake is jetting to California for tomorrow's Spike Scream Awards, and we'll be streaming live from the red carpet so tune in here!
Every October, there's a deluge of pink-wrapped personal care products that fills the shelves in department and drug stores everywhere. With so much fuchsia in your face, it's hard to discern which products really go to a good cause, and which ones are just cashing in on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We don't highlight every pink thing on principle, but these 10 products help make a real, generous donation to breast-cancer-related causes. So to see what to get when you want to give, read on.
Here's some positively timed news for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: exercise, moderate alcohol consumption, and maintaining a healthy weight is the magic combo to lower the risk of breast cancer, a new study says. This news also holds true for women with a family history of late-onset breast cancer.
Researchers followed 85,644 postmenopausal women (ages 50 to 79) over a five-year period, looking at the following factors: time spent exercising, alcohol consumption, and BMI. During the follow-up, almost 2,000 women reported having invasive breast cancer. Researchers found that following all three habits reduced their risk of breast cancer in women with or without a late-onset family history: their rate of risk was six out every 1,000 women, compared to seven out of 1,000 women for those who followed none of the habits.
The study defined exercise to be 20 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise at least five days a week, moderate alcohol consumption as fewer than seven glasses a week, and a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. The women followed in the study either had no family history of breast cancer or a history of late-onset. Women with a history of early-onset were excluded since genetics seem to play a much more dominant role in those cases.
I manage to get together with seven of my best gal pals from my co-ed days about once a year. With the eight of us sitting around a table, I am reminded of the staggering breast cancer stat: one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime. Three of these noisy lovable ladies have mothers who have had the disease, which unfortunately ups their odds even more. We know that genetics increases the risk for the disease, but there are lifestyle choices you can make to lower your risk of getting breast cancer.
- Alcohol: Having a glass of wine a day may be good for the heart, but not the breast. Studies have found that drinking one to two servings of alcohol, red wine included, increases a woman's chances of developing the disease by 10 percent. It is highly recommended that you limit your alcohol intake to lower your risk, so remember to stop after one glass ladies!
- Healthy Weight: Breast cancer is fueled by hormones, and those hormones like to hide out in body fat. Maintaining a healthy body weight helps reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
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In case you missed it, Ralph Lauren is auctioning off a weekend at his Jamaican villa to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to his fabulous vacation home, Lauren is auctioning off 300 additional items in his Pink Pony Auction. Here are my 10 favorites from the auction that are related to the home decor world.
Back in August, I told you about the possibility of spending a weekend at Donna Karan's dreamy beach home. The exclusive vacation was being auctioned through CharityBuzz to raise funds for The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, a breast cancer fund. While some other lucky vacationer won a stay at Karan's home, fashion designer and American icon Ralph Lauren is currently auctioning his Jamaican villa, with the proceeds benefiting breast cancer research through his Pink Pony foundation.
This is definitely a luxury charity auction, with the reserve bid starting at $50,000. Ah, to dream of such a luxurious vacation (and all for a good cause)! The winning bidder and up to three guests will get to spend four days and three nights at Ralph Lauren’s personal Jamaican paradise. The villa is fully staffed and has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest and House & Garden. Situated on a gorgeous cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, perks include an infinity pool, private beach access, and complimentary yoga sessions and tennis lessons.
If you had your heart set on Donna Karan's vacation home, good news: it's back up for auction through Pink Pony. Neither of these vacations quite in your budget? See all of the items up for bid in the Pink Pony Auction.