Let’s Stand Together and Prevent Breast Cancer!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
October 22, 2014


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I hate cancer!  I know it sounds blunt and straight forward, but I hate it!  It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is, I hate what it does to those I love.  If there is a cancer that is preventable, why wouldn’t we do it?  Why wouldn’t we do the self-check breast exams or the mammograms in our late 30s?  Maybe it’s because we don’t have health insurance or we have a busy schedule or maybe it’s just because we don’t want to.

While breast cancer does not run in my family, I have had family and friends who were affected by it and it affected me.  My grandmother on my stepmom’s side had breast cancer and ultimately lost the battle to it.  It was hard watching her suffer and slowly get worse and worse.  She lost her hair, didn’t feel well and ultimately suffered from it.  I grew up hoping I would never get it myself.  Knowing that it’s preventable gives me the desire to do what I can to prevent it.  This includes regular self-check breast exams and then mammograms when I turn 39.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, Hanes is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help generate awareness among women about the importance of receiving mammograms.  As a part of this effort, Hanes will be donating $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.  I am excited to be teaming up with them to spread the word about the importance of preventing breast cancer.  

Have you had a personal experience with breast cancer?  
Have you had a family or friend suffer from it?

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

25 Responses to “Let’s Stand Together and Prevent Breast Cancer!”

  1. Pam says:

    My favorite aunt had breast cancer. It’s a cause that’s close to my heart due to that.

  2. Jaime says:

    I have a couple of friends who have battled breast cancer. It’s such a horrendous disease. I can’t wait until the day that we eliminate it altogether.

  3. Catherine S says:

    Cancer of any kind just stinks!! It is great to see that Hanes is bringing awareness to such an important cause.

  4. Shell says:

    My sil and one of my dearest friends have had cancer. Thankfully, they are okay now, but I hate cancer, too!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have friends that have been affected by breast cancer. I really hate cancer and what it does to family’s. I hope we can find a cure very soon.

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Cancer is just awful.. I love seeing companies doing good things!

  7. Jenn says:

    Cancer… UGH… It’s nice that big brands are doing big things for important causes!

  8. No one in my family has suffered from breast cancer. However, I have two friends that are currently putting up the good fight!

  9. Mickey says:

    We have a lot of cancer in my family, including breast cancer. It’s so important that we find a cure!

  10. Not Breast Cancer, but other Cancers. It SUCKS!!! I hate it too. πŸ™

  11. My sister in law and best friend are breast cancer survivors.

  12. Pauline Cabrera says:

    I hate cancer too! It’s time to raise awareness against all forms of cancer.

  13. Debbie L. says:

    This summer I found a lump – I had test and a biopsy and thank goodness it was not cancer. Self checking and yearly mammograms save lives.

  14. Awesome work by Hanes! I love when brands take a stance and make a change on such an important cause.

  15. I don’t have any friends or family who have had breast cancer. But I know others who have had other forms of cancer. Early detection is the best.

  16. I’ve had all types of cancer surround me, and a scare with breast cancer. Cancer is such an evil disease and so heart breaking for so many.

  17. Christie says:

    What a powerful stand! I definitely think about this cause often!

  18. I’m blessed to say that I haven’t but I do worry about it. It’s a good cause to stand behind.

  19. Rosey says:

    It doesn’t run in our family, knock on wood. Other kinds of cancers do though, so I really appreciate the huge initiative for breast cancer. It lays the groundwork for other kinds of cancer research to follow suit, and it’s so helpful too… for the way too many people who are directly (and indirectly) affected by Breast Cancer.

  20. Veronica says:

    Breast cancer is so horrible. But I know a few strong women who beat it. Great cause to be involved with

  21. Lisa says:

    I have two aunt’s that have battled Breast Cancer. I will stand together.

  22. Kristin says:

    Breast cancer is becoming so common it’s sickening. Cancer is horrible and I’m so sad for all those who fight that battle.

  23. I’ve had a couple of friends that had breast cancer and beat it. Raising awareness and making testing free or inexpensive would help a lot of people get diagnosed earlier.

  24. Tracey says:

    Cancer has claimed too many. Thank you for sharing this campaign.

  25. Amy Orvin says:

    I hate cancer too. I wish there was no such thing. My grandmother had a few kinds over the years and beat them, but finally she got colon cancer at 93 and it took her.

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