Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness + Blush Sale
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our hearts go out to all of the women in our lives who have been affected by breast cancer, including our mothers, our sisters, and our friends. U.S. breast cancer statistics state that 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime.
In honor and support of breast cancer awareness, we're offering 15% off all Blush products for the month of October, including Blush Originals, (available for preorder—will ship at the end of the month), Blush Minis, Blush Fawny Packs, and accessories like our Blush Tassel Keychain and Blush Pouf. Use the code THECURE15 at checkout.
We'll also be donating a portion of the proceeds from this month's Blush sales to the non-profit organization Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer research and help find the cure. Shop for a good cause and purchase a Fawn Design Blush bag for yourself, or consider purchasing Blush bags as breast cancer gifts to show your love and support for the women in your life.
Breast cancer awareness goes beyond just wearing pink and donating to a worthy cause—the first step is prevention. Below, we rounded up some helpful tips and advice about ways you can reduce the risk of breast cancer, recognize breast cancer symptoms, and spot the early warning signs of breast cancer.
What You Should Know About Breast Cancer
1. BREAST FRIENDS: Your breasts will change throughout your lifetime, from puberty to pregnancy, so it's good to know your breasts, check them regularly, and understand which changes are normal and which are not.
2. CHECK YO SELF: Performing a regular self-exam of your breasts is a helpful way to be aware of any changes in your breast. Once a month, check all parts of you breasts, nipples, armpits, and up to your collarbone for changes. You can perform a self-exam while lying in bed, in the shower, or in front of a mirror. Read more tips and advice here.
Also, schedule a clinical breast exam performed by your health care provider, often during your regular check-up. And if you are 40 or older, get a mammogram—mammography is considered the most effective screening tool to find breast cancer in most women.
3. READ THE SIGNS: The most common warning signs of breast cancer in women include a change in the look or feel of your breast and/or nipple, and nipple discharge. Changes in the breast could include:
- a lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
- swelling, warmth, redness, or darkening of the breast
- change in size or shape of the breast
- dimpling or puckering of the skin
- itchy sores or a rash on the nipple
- new pain in the breast that doesn't go away.
Read more about the warning signs of breast cancer here. If you notice changes in your breast, a lump, or nipple discharge, make an appointment with your doctor to get more information and further diagnosis.