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Breast Cancer Awareness Month only comes around once each year, but the fight for a cure is year round, thanks to companies like Estee Lauder.
For as long as I can remember the Estee Lauder Family has been almost synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness. Evelyn H. Lauder was a tireless crusader for this cause dating all the way back to 1992 when she created the iconic Pink Ribbon that is used around the world to stand for this life-saving cause. Her goal was to see the pink ribbon worn everywhere in the hope that it would keep the conversation about finding a cure for breast cancer top of mind.
In fact, I had the honor of being the first Editor for the Cancerandcareers.orgÂ initiativ
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Each October, the world ostensibly turns pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and by and large, these effortsâ€”and the money and attention they generateâ€”are making a difference. Â We know so much more about breast cancer risks, prevention and treatment today than we did in 1993 when Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the EstÃ©e Lauder Companies first started Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Here are some highlights:
Win No. 1: Mammograms Save Lives: Thereâ€™s Proof!
In 2019, about 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the US and about 41,760 women will die from this cancer, according to the American C
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Anti-aging is out, and wellness is inâ€¦big time.
Valued at $4.2 trillion in 2017, the wellness economy continues to expand nearly twice as fast as global economic growth, according to a new report from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
Wellness is â€œthe active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health,â€ and wellness initiatives are set to shake everything from how we vacation to where we live and how we function on the job.
The $639 billion wellness tourism industry is a “significant and fast-growing segment of global tourism”, and the bulk of wellness travel is done by secondary wellness tourists or
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Hard to believe, but up to 70% of breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy are unsure of or unaware of their reconstruction options. Plus way too many women who desire surgery don’t have the insurance or resources to cover it.
Based in Dallas, the AiRS Foundation (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women with the costs of breast reconstruction post mastectomy, and connecting them with doctors who can help. The organization also acts as a resource and a support system for survivors.
According to Dallas plastic surgeon Rod T. Rohrich, MD, FACS, “We are very proud of what AiRS has done in such a short time period in helping hundr