First off, happy thanksgiving to all of our Canadian readers! Hope you are enjoying your turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and, of course, your pumpkin pie!
J and I recently learned that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Like all forms of cancer, breast cancer is a debilitating disease that affects both men and women: according to 2007 statistics, approximately one in nine women will develop some form of breast cancer by age 85, and it is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among women.
There is very little that we, as bloggers, can do to help in the fight against breast cancer, but we felt we could at least do something to help raise awareness. It is important to be aware of potential risk factors, to do regular self-exams and, if you are older or notice something amiss, to see your doctor and potentially get a mammogram done.
We felt that one way we might be able to raise awareness about breast cancer during the month of October is to do three reviews of pink ice cream, the colour often associated with breast cancer awareness. Stay tuned for these reviews, and we hope that they will remind you to take care of yourselves and to get checked out if you think something doesn't feel right!