This annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease brings about many creative ways to get the word out! There have been some great campaigns that really stick in your mind, reminding you to take the time to check yourself and get well informed. Below are some great ones we have come across over the years...
1. Check Your Puppies
Cosmopolitan and CoppaFeel!, a London-based self-examination advocate organization, have been showing ads featuring these adorable little guys! Each month they post a picture of the little furballs to their Facebook and Twitter accounts to remind their followers to check for breast cancer.
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2. 'I Touch Myself'
After she had realized her diagnosis was terminal, Chrissy Amphlett re-did the 'girl-power' song to encourage other women to keep up on checking themselves for breast cancer. Thus, this a capella version of The Divinyl's 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" was created. After she passed in April of 2013, the Australian advocacy group Cancer Council New South Wales collaborated with a local group of singers to recreate the song.
3. Tig Notaro 'Standing Up' Against Breast Cancer
Tig Notaro got much attention when she announced that she had breast cancer at one of her shows. She brought light humor to an unhappy subject.
From Entertainment Weekly: “…Funny, sensitive, and with a firm grasp on the fundamental absurdity of life.” Not many people can turn tragedy into touching standup, but Tig Notaro definitely succeeded.
4. Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
You may have memories of running your own lemonade stand when you were little, but two girls from Texas took it to a while other level. The funds they raised with their lemonade stand went to a local organization dedicated to helping breast cancer patients. They served up pink lemonade with cupcakes for their cause!
5. Stiletto Stampede
Over 150 cities in around the world hold 'Race for the Cure' events. In Austin, Texas, they're taking it to the next level and holding the "Stiletto Stampede", their own take on the race for the cure. It's now in its sixth year. The participants make the 100-yard dash in high heels to help men and women better understand breast cancer and breast health.
Can you imagine racing in heels!?!
These cookies from the blog of Wendy Thomas are absolutely fantastic! Below is the recipe so you can make your own and spread awareness among friends and family!
Mammo-Graham Marzipan Recipe
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