Pink Ribbon Month


You may already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that in the U.S. alone, 240,000 women and 500 men die from breast cancer each year?  Yes. Really.

My mom had breast cancer about 13 years ago, as did my Mother-in-Law (who I adored).  Both of them opted for double mastectomy surgery and went through chemo and/or radiation satisfactorily.  Thank goodness.  My sister and I both have had "scares" where we were called back for a repeat mammogram, and my sister actually had to have an ultrasound and biopsy.  Thankfully, she did not have breast cancer, but she later developed uterine cancer (another story for another time).

All this is to say that breast cancer research is an important cause that I support.  It's one reason that I make my pink ribbon keychains and lanyards and sell them on Etsy.


When I purchased the fabric, a donation was made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  And this month, in honor of my mom and mother-in-law, I am discounting my pink ribbon items 20% for the entire month with promo code PINKRIBBON, and a portion of the remaining proceeds will be donated for research.  Feel free to share the links and the promo code with your friends and family. And remember to do your self-exam monthly and your mammogram yearly.

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