Good morning world! This isn’t going to be my usual type of fashion post. Well…it is because of course I get to credit the awesomeness that I’m wearing, but this is about something far more important: BREASTS. That’s right; boobs, funbags, dirty pillows, baby feeders, fun for everyone, good old fashion BREASTESES!
Okay! Now that I’ve got your attention…let’s go over some facts about breast cancer (note: all of these facts were copied and pasted from http://www.breastcancer.org):
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women — 12% — will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer (also known as carcinoma in situ). About 40,450 women are expected to die in 2016 from breast cancer, though there has been a decrease in death rates since 1989, with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advancements, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
- For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than death rates for any other type of cancer, besides lung cancer.
- Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2016, it’s estimated that just under 30% of cancers diagnosed in women will be breast cancers.
- In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.
- As of June 2016, there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This figure includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
- A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has been diagnosed with it.
- About 5-10% of breast cancers are thought to be caused by inherited gene mutations (abnormal changes passed through families).
- Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common. Women with a BRCA1 mutation have, on average, a 55-65% risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the lifetime risk is 45%. An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).
What can YOU do to help? Well for starters, come out to today’s event!
Join me, DJ ZaBaby, DJ Lioness, DJ Xxxplosive, the brothers of ΓΝΘ – Gamma Nu Theta SL Fraternity and the sisters of Alpha Kai Delta SL Sorority for an afternoon of good music, a walk for cancer, a carnival and an all around kick-ass time!! Donations will be going to the Look Good Feel Better Organization, a wonderful non-profit that is helping women with cancer look and feel their best. And even if you can’t make it tonight but want to show your support, please contact photographer Dominique Davina (foxiekittydavina resident inworld) to have your photo taken. Photos are L$250 and all money will be going to the charity as well.
Alright folks! Let’s look good, feel better and beat the hell out of this cancer thang! Come walk and party with us today! ❤
❤ Miss Kilo
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble [SLurl | MP]
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara [SLurl | Not sold on MP]
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual v2.4 [SLurl | MP]
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack [SLurl | MP]
*Shape & eyes information: unavailable