This post is sponsored by Tree Classics. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Typically, October is the month when we are “aware” of breast cancer. It’s a time when people come together to show their solidarity in fighting this horrible disease. People don their pink attire to show support of those who have suffered, those who have beat and who continue to fight.
According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. I don’t know about you, but those numbers scare me. Men aren’t immune to this type of cancer. About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men this year alone. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
Breast Cancer Awareness means fighters to me. My paternal grandmother and paternal aunt both survived breast cancer in my lifetime. They were strong women who powered through the disease with both poise and strength. Not only did they prove that I come from a family of fighters, but that we also overcome. That’s why I don’t just dedicate one month to this terrible disease.
One way that we choose to continue to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness is through our holiday decorations. This year, we are using a Classic Fraser Fir wreath from Tree Classics to decorate our front door. By using pink decorations on our wreath instead of the classic holiday colors, we are showing our continued support of the women and men who have fought or continue to battle this horrible disease.
I picked up these fun sparkly pink decorations rather at a local craft store. The wreath is so full that the decorations just give it a pop of color. It also came pre-lit, so it will stand out on my door day or night.
I love that my Tree Classics wreath looks so real. In Miami, it’s hard to have a real wreath that survives the heat and humidity of our climate. In order to continue to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness, I have decorated our wreath using pink items. Do you think it’s cute?
How do you recognize Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the year?