Moms Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

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Disclosure :: As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This week, we are excited to bring you our Moms Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness series sponsored by Touro Infirmary. We will have personal stories from local breast cancer survivors, as well as information from local medical providers about early screening and detection of breast cancer.

New Orleans Moms Blog is teaming up with our sponsors at Touro Infirmary this week for a special series “Moms Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.” On October 1, Touro launched the fifth year of the hospital’s 31 Days of Pink campaign – a movement to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support every day in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As a disease that affects approximately one in eight women in the United States during her lifetime, breast cancer is personal to each of us. As mothers, many to young daughters, we encourage each of you to learn your risk factors and speak with your doctors about when you should begin screening. Louisiana has one of the highest death rates from breast cancer in the nation, and with education about the importance of screening to achieve early detection, we can change that statistic.

Early detection remains the key to beating breast cancer today. When detected early, breast cancer is most treatable. While you may think “I’m too young,” we know that breast cancer does not discriminate. It can affect healthy women at any age. It’s important to listen to your body, know what’s normal for you, and to see your doctor annually for routine tests, screenings and clinical exams.

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Visit 31 Days of Pink daily throughout October to learn important breast health information, share and experience. Each day of October, Touro posts new information to educate our community on the importance of breast screening, early detection, cancer treatment options, cancer support, and survivorship. Together, we are fighting to beat this disease affecting one in eight women throughout her lifetime. We hope you’ll join the conversation all month on 31 Days of Pink and this week on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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Win with 31 Days of Pink All Month!

Visit Touro’s facebook page and enter for a chance to win big every day of October! Winners will be announced on every day of October as well as notified by email.

Please complete the entry form only once per person.

Pink prizes donated by generous pink partners including: Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, B Boutique, NOLA Flora, Blo blowdry bar, SalireFitness, Mignon Faget, Je T’aime Nola, Villa Vice, Kawaii Nola, Zen Pet Retail, Varsity Sports, Feet First, Fleurty Girl, Basics Underneath, Barre3, Franco’s, Silk Road Collection, Swap, Sincerely Luxe, Kevin Gillentine Gallery, Orient Expressed, The White Camellia, Rye Shop, Joey K’s, Tami Curtis Studios, Miss Smarty Pants, and more!

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