October is Coming! — Breast Cancer Awareness

I’m so excited that the cooler weather and Halloween will be here soon! But most importantly, it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My goal for October is to do the following in addition to my annual Halloween tradition.


Check-up – My first priority is to get a physical checkup. I’ll ask my doctor whether I should get a mammogram and if so, how often I should have them. When was the last time you had a checkup?

Volunteer and/or Donate – A few years ago, my friends and I volunteered for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We had a great time seeing so many people come together for a great cause. The only downside was that we had to be there at six in the morning. But if I have time this year, I am definitely volunteering again.

It’s recommended that you do a monthly self-examination – click here for details. Women ages 40 and over should have an annual or bi-annual mammogram, but most of my friends and I are under so we just consult with our doctors about it when we go for a checkup. Ask your doctor about when you should have a mammogram.

Are you doing anything for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Share with me in the comments below.