Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. (First is skin cancer.) About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. At Seeds of happiness we are ALL big supporters of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the male species. See the proof below!
The real men of Seeds of Happiness.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer.
You can show your support in the fight against breast cancer by purchasing a product from Seeds of Happiness. We will donate 10% of the retail sale price for each product purchased on the “Choose Pink” page to the American Cancer Society. https://www.seedsofhappiness.com/choose-pink
The original ‘smiley’ was created by commercial artist Harvey Ball in 1963. Concerned about the commercialization of the iconic graphic, Harvey established Smile Day, which encourages you to participate in acts of kindness and to smile and make others smile. Since that first World Smile Day® in 1999, it continues every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
Harvey Ball, and his creation.
On World Smile Day® the theme is “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!”.
Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. ~Author Unknown
May 6-12: National Nurse’s Week May 6th: National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the importance of nurses in the care and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aged. National Nurses Week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care.
May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”
Octoberis National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. The good news? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early.
Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms; the life you save may be your own or someone you love!
Encourage women age 40 and older to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms.
Talk with women ages 50 to 74 in your community about getting mammograms every two years.
All we are saying is give peace a chance. — John Lennon
SEPTEMBER 21 – International Peace Day
International Peace Day seeks a global cessation of violence and war. Each year on this day, celebrations are held in hundreds of countries, all with the same goal in mind….to stop war and violence. Created and sponsored by the United Nations, this day seeks to end war, starting today.
The goal for this day is “a day of non-violence and cease fire”. Wouldn’t it be nice if this day succeeded and spread, country by country, day by day, until there is no more war or violence. Can this goal ever succeed? Imagine.