Pink Realtree and a Link Up

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Hat:  Ralph Lauren (gifted) // Sunnies:  Newdress // Sweater:  Ralph Lauren (old) // Scarf:  Banana Republic (old) // Boots:  Justin’s (Cavenders)
For today’s post it’s the third installment of the Breast
Cancer Awareness theme on my blog this week. 
Today instead of focusing just on the outfit (which I’ll get into) I
wanted to take a little bit of time to talk about Breast Cancer awareness from
some research I’ve done. 
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the
most common cancer among American women.  Getting mammograms
regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.  The United
States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years
old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.  If you
are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often
to get a screening mammogram.
There are different symptoms of breast
cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can
include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of
the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a
new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, see
your doctor right away.
How Can I
Lower My Risk?
The main factors that influence your risk
for breast cancer include being a woman, being older (most breast cancers
are found in women who are 50 years old or older), and having changes in
your breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2). Most women who get breast
cancer have no known risk factors and no history of the disease in their
families. There are things you can do to can help lower your breast cancer
risk. The Know:BRCA tool can help you assess your risk of having
changes in your BRCA genes.
Although breast cancer
screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer
early, when it is easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which breast
cancer screening tests are right for you, and when you should have them.
CDC’s Bring Your Brave
campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than
age 45 by sharing real stories about young women whose lives have been affected
by breast cancer.
Fast
Facts About Breast Cancer
·         Each
year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more
than 40,000 women die from the disease.
·         Men
also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast
cancers occur in men.
·         Most
breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast
cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of
breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of
age.
(Source of the above italicized paragraphs)
With all of that being said, ladies do your research, get
your mammograms, and do your own at home examinations.  Don’t feel weird doing it, I do it every so
often because you NEVER know. 
Now, moving on to the outfit.
The boots are my favorite, and I actually dressed myself up
to match the boots.  They are pink
realtree Justin’s from Cavenders.  I don’t
wear them too often, but I love them! 
They are usually a big hit too because they really are beautiful and
these pictures don’t do them justice.  I
wanted to pair everything with the boots that wasn’t as country as you would
think.  These boots can be worn in casual
outfits too, not just your typical working outfit since they’re working
boots.  I thought it is safe to go with a
scarf, hat, and sweater.  Of course I
paired it with pink for Breast Cancer Awareness but I still think this is an
outfit that you can actually wear out and not feel like you mixed and matched
too much.  Also, today’s Wednesday so don’t
forget to link up below!  Also, don’t forget to check out the other posts for this week’s Breast Cancer Awareness!

Pink OOTD

Stay tuned for the rest of this week’s Breast Cancer Awareness posts, and if you want to take a look at last years posts just click on the links below!

   

    An InLinkz Link-up

   

Style Elixir // The Fashion Canvas // Walking in Memphis in High Heels // I do deClaire //The Pleated Poppy // Because Shanna Said So // Pumps and Pushups // Pampers and Pearls // Tucker Up // Elegantly Dressed & Stylish // Garay Treasures // Ada

10 thoughts on “Pink Realtree and a Link Up”

  1. Thanks for spreading the awareness. There is no one in my family with any kind of cancer so I am normally ignorant to how cancer is and dont realize how it can come to anyone. Will remember to get periodic screenings. Lovely outfit,
    Please join me for "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up now LIVE
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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