October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This deadly disease reaches beyond the person whose body it invades. It strikes at the core of all who share warmth for human nature. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women between the ages of 40 to 59.
As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.
1 ½ oz Beefeater 24 Gin
½ oz St Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz pink grapefruit juice
Juice from one lime wedge
Top with Moët Chandon Champagne Ice Imperial
Method: shake and strain into a cocktail martini glass. Add one scoop of your favorite raspberry sorbet.Top with a splash of champagne.
Garnish: sprig of mint.
Bridget Albert currently holds the position of Master Mixologist at Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois. In addition, she is also the Director of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, a program for bartenders that covers the history of all spirits and pre-prohibition cocktails. Bridget developed her techniques and talent tending bar at great establishments, most notably, the $1.6 billion Las Vegas resort, the Bellagio. Bridget is a champion for uncomplicated recipes, bright flavor, and fresh ingredients, and studied under Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, completing his cocktail and spirit program. Her other accomplishments include working with numerous charities, winning many awards, and being featured in the pages of many publications and on radio and television shows.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Korbel Champagne Cellars has launched – through its Toast Life® Foundation – Pink for October, a promotion to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pink for October is an opportunity for Korbel fans and just plain folks to “Toast Life” as they help women get the facts, take the initiative and discover their power to battle breast cancer.
Pink for October features Korbel Brut Rosé and Korbel Sweet Rosé, pink California sparklers – the former crisp and elegant, the latter fresh and fruity – evocative of the pink ribbons that are the symbol of breast cancer awareness.
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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and the most common cancer among women.
Breast cancer deaths have been decreasing since 1990 as detection and treatment improve, reducing the mortality rate to 3 in 100.
The greatest risk factor for developing female breast cancer is aging.
Except for quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risks are:
a. Get to and stay at a healthy weight.
b. Be physically active on a regular basis.
c. Make healthy food choices.
One myth about breast cancer is that a person’s risk is increased only when there are affected relatives on the mother’s side of the family. However, the father’s side of the family is equally important in assessing breast cancer risk.
1. True or False: Exercise cannot decrease breast cancer risk?
2. True or False: Compared to African American women, Caucasian women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer, but less likely to die of it.
3. Which medical procedure provides the single largest benefit when in comes to breast cancer?
a. surgical removal of the tumor / b. chemotherapy / c. immunotherapy
4. How many women die of breast cancer a day in the US?
5. The first recorded mastectomy for breast occurred?
a. In 548 A.D. / b. In 400 B.C / c. In 1656
3. a. Surgical removal of the tumor
4. b. In the U.S., an average of 112 women die of breast cancer every day, or one every 15 minutes.
5. a. The first recorded mastectomy for breast occurred in A.D. 548 on Theodora, Empress of Byzantine.l
Becky Olson believes that getting breast cancer was a blessing. But it took getting it twice to finally change her life.
Her life changed AGAIN the third time!
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Becky took her situation and turned it into something positive. In 2000, she co-founded a non-profit called Breast Friends dedicated to helping women in their fight against breast cancer. Becky also wrote the book, “The Hat That Saved My Life,” a humorous and inspirational look at surviving breast cancer.
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to endorse Becky’s abilities and recommends her as a speaker for any event to share her story and hope for breast cancer survivors and their co-survivors.”
Christine M. McDonald