sábado, 17 de outubro de 2009

Glitterati: Breast Cancer Awareness

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH -- OCTOBER 2009. (2009-09-26 18:54:57 note card)

During the month of October, to draw awareness to this incredible campaign and as a gift to the SL community, Glitterati will be releasing free poses each and every week that follow the same theme. This week, there are 10 free singles poses for women, picture attached. Other creators will also recognise this month, and I will do my best to keep track of items for this cause and let you know at the end of the weekly freebie notecards.

The facts
The biggest risk factor, after gender, is age
The older you are, the higher the risk; 80% of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50
More people are being diagnosed with breast cancer, but survival rates are improving
This is probably due to improved treatment and earlier detection through increased breast awareness and the NHS screening service
Breast cancer also affects men, but it is rare
Around 300 men are diagnosed each year

The stats
Around 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year - that’s one person every 11 minutes
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 35 - nearly 1,500 women aged 35-39 are diagnosed annually
Just under 12,000 women and around 90 men die from breast cancer in the UK each year
Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer for women in the UK (lung cancer is the biggest)

The fiction
“Breast cancer is mainly a hereditary disease”
Breast cancer can run in families, but fewer than 10% of cases are as a result of family history
“Pregnancy increases the risk of breast cancer”
Wrong. In fact, the more children a woman has, the lower her risk of getting breast cancer
“Deodorants cause breast cancer”
There is no hard evidence to prove or disprove this myth, which has caused unnecessary distress for a lot of women

Fashion check:
  • Free 10 poses: Breast Cancer Awareness by Glitterati
    Also more poses on FREEBZ! session
  • On the picture, Isabell Shriner (left) and klovehottie Sapphire (between us) with me, thank you for your coming honeys, it was nice time together:)
  • 1 fig. pink skirt: artilleri 
  • 2 fig. right skin: Catwalk / I think I got it on LC *fav*

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