Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cleavage 4 The Cure

Playboy model Ashley Alexiss recently began has a Twitter hashtag #Cleavage4thecure. While the hashtag may sound a little humorous and perhaps provocative to some people, it is for a very good cause: To help spread awareness about breast cancer and to encourage people to donate money for breast cancer research.

Ashley has also began several Ebay auctions in which every dollar raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn funds breast cancer awareness and research, and eventually find a cure for this horrible disease.

Breast cancer can affect everyone, not just older women, but women of any age. Even teenagers can get this disease. Men can even get this disease as well. In fact even though women are 100 times more likely to get breast cancer then men, men are more likely to die from it because they tend to think of this as a disease that only affects women, and thus fail to get diagnosed until it is to late to do anything.

Breast cancer accounts for 22.9% of all cancers in women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) and 13.7% of all cancer deaths in women, so you can see why it is so important find a cure this. Most of you probably even know someone who has had breast cancer, and even died from it. Some of you might have even been related to someone who has either had, or even died of breast cancer, be it your mother, or your sister, or your grandmother, or your cousin, or your aunt, or your daughter.

The common and most effective way to get rid of breast cancer is to remove the breast itself, and while this will usually work, it also leaves a woman disfigured, and thus can be psychologically painful for some women. Plus, it doesn't always work, so finding a cure is important.

Also, if you find a cure for this type of cancer, it makes finding cures for other types of cancer easier as well.

If one can be cured, then all can be cured.

Ashley's Ebay auctions
Ashley's article in "The Smoking Jacket"
Ashley's Twitter Page
Ashley's Facebook Page
Susan G. Komen Foundation

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