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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Little Something I Do...

Everytime I open my web browser, I have about five tabs that pop up as my homepage. There are two online organisers (one for work and one for personal life), a rewards program, a survey site and this...

www.thebreastcancersite.com
 

All I do is click it once a day, and some magical genie somewhere gives money towards a mammogram for someone in the United States. There isn't an Australian equivalent, so I am happy that someone is benefitting from this small act. It only takes one second of my time.

The www.cancer.org site said on 29 September 2009 that:


Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States. 

The figure is 1 in 11 Australian women and it is the most common cause of cancer-related death among women in Australia*.

So, if someone you know has been affected by this dreadful disease, and you want to do something small to help, click away. Better yet, make it your homepage and click whenever you start your day online.

Source: http://www.breastcanceraustralia.org/home.html

4 comments:

  1. Thank you. That's good information. I'm going to click on it now.

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  2. Wow-thanks. I will save is as a favorite site...

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  3. That's a wonderful way to raise awareness of breast cancer. Thanks for sharing!

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