Tuesday, September 24, 2013

National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week

Per FORCE's website, "In 2010, history was made with FORCE’s successful effort to pass a Congressional resolution declaring the first-ever National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week and National Previvor Day."
"The goal of HBOC Week and Previvor Day is to raise awareness about hereditary cancer. HBOC Week marks the transition between National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and recognizes anyone affected by hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, including women and men with BRCA mutations, people with a family history of cancer, breast and ovarian cancer survivors, and previvors, individuals who carry a strong predisposition to cancer but have not developed the disease.
An estimated three-quarters of a million Americans carry an inherited BRCA mutation but nearly 90% of these individuals don’t know about their risk. National HBOC Week and Previvor Day aim to help change that. And, it all starts with a celebration; please join us!"

via: FORCE

In honor of HBOC week, I have made custom breast/ovarian awareness jewelry which is now for sale in my Etsy shop!
If you should want a custom bracelet just message me via Etsy and I will make one just for you!
Also, be sure to check out my board
(BRCA+ inspired)
for all your heart's struggles. May it help you fight each day with a little more positivity and laughter.

Find my green square on right of blog for a quick link to "BRACA+ Strength" Pinterest Board
Go Pink and Aqua!


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