October came quickly almost without notice this year. It’s amazing each year seems to get shorter and shorter. I remember waiting forever for Christmas. Now, it seems that Christmas is always only six months away.
The best part of October…autumn. This is the official start to cooler weather in South Carolina. Gone are the 100 degree plus days with 100 percent humidity. As October arrives the cool, crisp football weather comes too.
October is also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society,
- About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer”
I was honored that my sister asked if I’d be willing to make a wallet to donate for an American Cancer Society raffle in Athens, Georgia. ABSOLUTELY!!!! This request hit close to home. I had my very first mammogram that week.
The decision on which wallet to make as a no-brainer! Of course, the Necessary Clutch Wallet was perfect for this assignment.
However, every lady needs a Blanche Barrel Bag to accompany the wallet.
The fear of the unknown can be overwhelming. However, mammograms aren’t scary! I encourage every lady to do monthly self exams. Don’t forget to get a mammogram when recommend. Early diagnosis is key! Let’s put our heads together to rock out cancer!