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Women’s breasts get a lot of attention but none more so than each and every October. As you’re no doubt aware, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about this disease and also raising funds to help support those affected by it. It needs our attention year after year because the alarming stats speak for themselves. According to Breastcancer.org in 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. That’s approximately 1 in 8 US women that will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Clearly, this is a cau
Boom Boom Brow Bar, the go-to spot for expert tweezing, plucking and waxing in New York City, wants to give breast cancer survivors…and strugglers a boost. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, during all of October, the Greenwich Village shop will give FREE eyebrow waxes to women who have overcome or are coping with breast cancer.
“These women are rock stars as far as I’m concerned, and it’s the least I can do to help them feel their best brow-wise,” stated Boom Boom (aka Malynda Vigliotti), owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar.
In addition to brow care, Boom Boom offers a full menu of facial and body waxing treatments, makeup application, and brow and eyelash tinting. You can
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Breast reconstruction is one of the many very personal and imp
PINK PRODUCTS RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER
Chances are that breast cancer has touched you in some way. Personally, my mother and grandmother both survived the disease, which affects approximately one in every eight women in the United States. That’s why I’m so grateful to be part of an industry that initiated and continues the Pink Ribbon campaign. This year the beauty makers once again pulled out all the stops to create “Pink” products that raise awareness as well as funds for research and support for women coping with the disease. Some of the leading recipients are The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Cancer and Careers, and Susan G, Komen for the Cure