Oct 052012

Every single October, the ribbons return — fund raisers begin to flood the waves, as newspaper headlines — everywhere, become breast-centric! But, did you know that one in eight women — are still being diagnosed — with 108 of them dying everyday? As women — we can’t be blamed for thinking we know everything there  is to — about the breast cancer beast, as most Americans still don’t know the basics!  My aim — is to help open your eyes to the unspoken truths — to move our awareness forward to be better prepared, as we wage a better, smarter war on breast cancer!

To help my mission, Glamour magazine’s  “7 Things No One Ever Tells You About Breast Cancer,” makes my task all the more easier, as it teaches every woman something.

Margaret Cuomo M.D., a diagnostic radiologist in New York and author of A World Without Cancer, Susan Love, M.D., a former breast surgeon and president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, swimwear designer and breast cancer survivor Malia Mills  — as well as other women, speak about what all women need to know right now about this disease and how we can stop it.

Make sure you take note — and focus on these key points:

  •  We’re not trying hard enough to end breast cancer: The majority of funding goes to science aimed at treating the disease once a woman has it rather than finding ways to keep her from getting it in the first place. Of the $631 million the National Cancer Institute invested in breast cancer research in 2010, only 5 percent went to prevention efforts.
  • Your paycheck could determine whether you live or die: Women with access to good health care generally have their tumors diagnosed when they are the size of a raspberry. Those without good health care often don’t have their tumors diagnosed until they have reached the size of an orange! In addition, African American women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, despite the fact that they get breast cancer less often—and it’s estimated that 90 percent of that discrepancy is because of their shoddier health care.
  • There are four things we can focus on doing that have been proven to cut breast cancer risk: Exercise can reduce your risk by 25 to 30 percent. Maintaining a healthy weight lowers your odds by up to 250 percent. Limiting how much you drink drops your risk by 24 to 50 percent. And giving birth before your midthirties and breast-feeding for at least six months afterward lower your risk by as much as 50 percent.

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Sep 302012
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation


Did you know that breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women?  It’s an alarming reality!  And even with so much warnings and requests — for women to get tested early — you will still find that many of us, still aren’t! In today’s world — diseases aren’t discriminating anymore! You are never to young or too old!!! I want to motivate and inspire each and every one of you beauties –  while at the same time, try to raise funds for breast cancer research!  I introduce to you,  a new foundation called The Pink Pumpkin Patch — who is currently promoting an amazingly chic, natural pink-skinned pumpkin, which is set to debut — nationwide –  this October, for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This national campaign is called… “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer.”

“Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer.”

The campaign is designed to encourage everyone to join the fight against breast cancer by placing pink pumpkins on their porches and in their homes as part of their annual Halloween and fall décor.

“Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer.”

For ever pumpkin purchased, partnered pumpkin farm owners and growers across the country — have agreed to donate $.25 per pumpkin to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, where funds will then be donated to breast cancer research.

FACT –  breast cancer is one of the top most common cancers in women!  And together, we can improve this heart breaking statistic.  Unite with us to find a cure by sharing your pink pumpkins with your family, friends and fellow GlamRUs society mavens, by posting to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (social media) accounts! Shoot me the links, so we can shout loud and proud…together as one massive force of Goddess power — “we won’t be defeated.”
For more info, visit The Pumpkin Patch or www.facebook.com/pinkpumpkinpatch.  Or contact me directly with any questions below in the comments section of this feature, or via the form! :)

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation

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The Goddess Project will donate 5% of any purchases of the recommended his & her beauty must-haves to breast cancer research! As a special thank you, Beverly Johnson & I (Sapphire Kharyzma) will send you a Goddess gift — from the new luxurious lifestyle collection by Beverly Johnson! Contact for more deets!

Sep 232012
This box is valued at $54.00 but will be sold for the discounted price of $42.00.

I will not lie to you! I absolutely LOVE Fake Bake beauty products! I love the brands approach to beauty, while enriching your skin’s overall vitality — with affordable products that are free of parabens and harsh & harmful chemicals. But that’s not all my lovelies. Fake Bake is helping to fight breast cancer (raising funds and AWARENESS) with a special edition Flawless (one of the best products), Tinted Body Glow (washes off) and Prissy Lips Lip Gloss beauty kit.

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Fake Bake¹s extensive collection of self-tanners provide a safe, easy way to achieve the coveted golden glow without relying on the sun¹s harmful rays. This year, Fake Bake will continue its ongoing support of The Noreen Fraser Foundation by donating $1.00 from every gift box sold. The limited edition set, will be available at retailers nationwide and online for $42.00.
Fake Bake guarantees a perfect, even tan every time you use one of their tanning products — and is currently a leader in the self-tanning industry; boasting one of the most extensive product lines on the market. The Noreen Fraser Foundationraises funds for cancer (women) research and awareness — focused on the importance of early detection!

This box is valued at $54.00 but will be sold for the discounted price of $42.00.

Jun 162011
Run BC out of town





Summer is here and the 2011 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure® is right around the corner.  Last year’s Race raised $5.4 million for the fight against breast cancer, all because of volunteers like you.  We need your help again this year to continue the fight.

Please join Komen Greater NYC by signing up for one of our volunteer opportunities.  Tell your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors about these opportunities—groups are always welcome, so bring them along!

Dunkin Donuts Program
Dunkin Donuts is a brand-new Race partner, working with us to spread the word about the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure.  Help us package Race materials into kits that we’ll send out to 750 locations throughout the city, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
10-12 volunteers needed

Tuesday, June 28 – Thursday, June 30
Komen Greater NYC Office
470 7th Avenue, 7th Floor
(between 35th & 36th Streets)

Greenmarkets/Street Fairs:
Canvass at these farmers markets with friends or family. You’ll help pass out information about the Race for the Cure along with breast health information.
5 volunteers needed per event
Note: This is an outdoor activity—dress comfortably.

Sunday, June 26: Columbia University
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Broadway between West 114th & 115th Streets

Saturday, July 9: 82nd Street
12:00PM – 3:00PM
East 82nd Street between 1st & York Avenue

Wednesday, July 20: Tribeca
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Greenwich Street & Chambers Street

Saturday, July 23: Jackson Heights, Queens
12:00PM – 3:00PM
34th Avenue between 77th & 78th Streets

Duane Reade Pin-Up Program
Help distribute Pink Ribbon pin-ups to local Duane Reade stores in Manhattan. Last year this program raised over $275,000 for Komen Greater NYC.

Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29
9:00AM – 5:00PM

Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure Street Teams
Street teams are the core of our grassroots marketing efforts to promote the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure. You will canvass one geographic area of New York City, speaking with store managers and distributing Race materials to various locations in that area.  Volunteers will meet at the Komen Greater NYC office for a short training session and material pick-up.
Groups are encouraged
Note: This is an outdoor activity and will involve walking and carrying printed Race materials.

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily
Komen Greater NYC Office
470 7th Avenue, 7th Floor
(between 35th & 36th Streets)

Individual Grassroots Initiative
Come by the Komen Greater NYC office to pick-up Race materials to promote the 2011 Race for the Cure and distribute them throughout your own neighborhood, local stores, to your friends and family, and to co-workers.

2011 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure® Weekend
Be a part of our biggest event of the year! Help Komen Greater NYC at Advance Registration or on Race Day at various stations throughout Central Park. Volunteer sign-ups for the Race will open on our website later this summer, so keep an eye on your inbox for more information.

If you are interested in helping out, please send an e-mail or give us a call. In your e-mail, please note the name(s) and date(s) of the event(s) you would like to help with and the times you are available. Also remember to include your name, phone number, and e-mail address—we’ll provide you with all the breast health information and materials you need to spread the word about Komen Greater NYC and our upcoming Race for the Cure.


Janice Rottenberg
Special Events Intern
(646) 380-0236


Laura DeMartis
Volunteer Coordinator
(646) 380-0235

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