The Keep A Breast Foundation is a nonprofit organization that creates plaster casts of women's breasts which are customized by fine artists and auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer. Their mission is to, "produce art events that increase breast cancer awareness among young people and benefit breast cancer education, prevention and treatment programs in communities around the world."
In 2007, Keep a Breast will be a part of the Warped Tour, and Think Pink Day (put on by Roxy). Their Warped Tour/Girlz Garage event will include an eBay auction, and a This is My Story campaign. You can see photos of the casts here, and a couple more photos of casts in Jill Midthun's Gallery on Blog for a Cure.
Photo Credit: "Lucy McLaughlin" with permission from Keep a Breast.
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Common Breast Cancer Myths
The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.
Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.
Third is that it is solely hereditary
The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?
Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.
Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.
You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer education at breast-cancer1.com
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