This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.
Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is a topic I think about year-round. My own maternal aunt has battled it several times and I know so many personal friends who are either going through it now, or have a very close family member who is going through breast cancer. I know that it's important to get myself checked out and have a mammogram routinely so that I can feel in control of my health.
The other thing that brings me peace of mind is knowing that so many individuals have dedicated their time and efforts into how we can bring about more awareness of breast cancer. People like scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit
(http://bit.ly/BCERPtoolkit) mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
Having a daughter of my own, I recognize the importance of having a toolkit like this to help me broach the subject of breast cancer with her one day. We all lead such very busy lives, but no one is too busy for their own health.
If you are able to, I'd love to invite you to participate in a very short survey that will help the researchers continue their breast cancer research.
How have you or someone you know been affected by breast cancer?
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.