Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2013

Posted on September 29, 2013 by admin

For several years, I was a big time supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation—when October rolls around, it is hard to avoid the color PINK as it spreads across the continent. And, I’m a girl who likes her pink—and like nearly everybody, has a personal connection to breast cancer: my grandmother—who died from metastasized … Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2013”

Leukemia Awareness Month

Posted on September 14, 2013 by admin

As Burton investigated, September is a busy month for awareness! September is Leukemia Awareness Month. I am unsure if this is a unique sentiment to myself, but I often perceive leukemia [and probably other forms of blood cancer, I’m at this point simply the most familiar with leukemia] as slightly different from other cancers. Instead … Continue reading “Leukemia Awareness Month”

Cholesterol Education Month

Posted on September 10, 2013 by admin

First—did you know that Cholesterol Education Month existed?! Because I definitely didn’t! Thank goodness Jon and Burton are excellent researchers (I guess this would make Burton an excellent sniffer? :]). We’ve all heard the word cholesterol floating around on TV and on the front covers of health magazines (or Woman’s World if that is your … Continue reading “Cholesterol Education Month”

Alzheimer Disease Awareness Month

Posted on September 4, 2013 by admin

Though termed a disease, Alzheimer disease would likely be characterized better as a syndrome—that is, a group of symptoms that cluster together to cause a more marked deviation from normal functioning in an individual. Typical of conditions known as dementias, Alzheimer Disease primarily affects those over 65 years of age—however, they can onset significantly earlier.  … Continue reading “Alzheimer Disease Awareness Month”