Power of Pink Roundup

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this event. Breast Cancer Awareness means a lot to me and my family.

I recently signed up for the Army of Women. This group allows you to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Basically, when studies come up, you will receive an email detailing the study and requirements for participants. If you’re interested, you respond to the email. If not, you can forward it to friends or family members or just delete it. There is not obligation but it can provide a concrete way to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Check out their FAQ site for more information.

As promised here are some common myths about Breast Cancer (from Women’s Health on about.com).

Myth: I’m too young to worry about breast cancer.
Fact: While it’s true that your breast cancer risk increases as you get older, the fact is that women of all ages are at risk for developing breast cancer.

Myth: There’s never been a case of breast cancer in my family so I don’t need to worry about it happening to me.
Fact: The truth is the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a family history of this devastating cancer. However, if your mother, sister, or grandmother ever had breast cancer your risk is significantly increased.

Myth: I don’t have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene so I’m sure breast cancer is not in my future.
Fact: Don’t fool yourself! Not having a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene does not mean you won’t get breast cancer. Actually, the truth is that almost all women (90 to 95 percent) diagnosed with breast cancer have neither a family history nor mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, according to the American Cancer Society.

Myth: The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer had more than one risk factor prior to diagnosis.
Fact: All women are at risk for developing breast cancer whether they have known risk factors. In fact, the majority of breast cancer patients had no known risk factors, other than being female, for this frightening disease.

Myth: Breast cancer is preventable.
Fact: Although a drug classified as an antiestrogen called, Tamoxifen may decrease breast cancer risk in certain women, the cause of breast cancer remains unknown and is not completely preventable. The real key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment.

Myth: Having yearly mammograms will expose me to too much radiation and cancer will occur as a result.
Fact: According to the American College of Radiology, the benefits of annual mammograms far outweigh any risks that may occur because of the minute amount of radiation used during this screening and diagnostic procedure.

Myth: I’m not going to breastfeed because breastfeeding would increase my risk of getting breast cancer.
Fact: Just the opposite is true. Breastfeeding may actually decrease the risk of perimenopausal breast cancer.

Now for the roundup. I got a great variety of entries from an international crowd!

Yasmeen from Health Nut in Cleveland, Ohio, made a Rose Berry Banana Soy Smoothie

Lubna from Yummy Food in Bangalore, India, made a Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

Karen from Loves To Eat in Tampa, Florida, made Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Stephanie from Confessions of a City Eater in Boston, Massachusetts, made Kiss Cookies for Breast Cancer

Priyasuresh from Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes in Paris, France made a Sugar Free Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Ning from Heart and Hearth in Manila, Philippines made Easy Strawberry Muffins

Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs in Toronto, Canada made Raspberry Coconut Coffee Cake

Nazarina from Giddy Gastronome in Denver, Colorado made Pink Soap

Ivy from Kopiaste… to Greek Hospitality in Athens, Greece made Watermelon Mousse

Susan from Food Blogga in San Diego, California made Cranberry, Banana, and Honey Smoothies in her new Blender

Mike from Mike’s Table in Florida made Fig and Goat Cheese Swirl Ice Cream

Clara from i♥cuppycakes! in California made Power of Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Carrie from Carrie’s Sweet Life in the Twin Cities, Minnesota made Whoopie Pies

Sara from Lemon Pepper in Indianapolis, Indiana made Strawberry Cupcakes

Susan from My Life’s Joys in Pennsylvania made Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Julie from Designer by Day, Dreamer by Night in Chesapeake, Virginia made A Very Pink Halloween

Hanne Sofie from Freshlymade in Copenhagen, Denmark made Pink Cupcakes

I also made quite a few things to help promote my blogging event. I hope no one minds that I submitted recipes for my own event… I made Pink Cupcake Bites

Pink M&M Treats, and …

M&M Cookies.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in my blogging event! Watch for CB’s giveaway to be randomly selected sometime soon.

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12 Responses to “Power of Pink Roundup”

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    Soli Deo Gloria — November 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for a lovely and informative round-up! With the number of entries, I think we have successfully raised awareness regarding breast cancer.

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    Ivy — November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the lovely round up and all the information given about breast cancer.

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    Priya — November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Wonderful roundup..lovely entries, very informative about breast cancer..

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    Susan — November 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the great roundup. What a great event…thanks for allowing me to participate. I hope we have helped to make other more aware!

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    Lubna Karim — November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Awesome roundup. Iam very happy to be part of this event. Thanks a lot for the event and info on breast cancer and everything. Three cheers to your energy dear.

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    Nazarina A — November 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you!
    This is such an informative and a beautiful array of culinary beauties! You have put so much effort into this for such an imperative cause!

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    Ricki — November 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Fabulous roundup–and so glad I could be part of it! Everything looks amazingly scrumptious and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! (Maybe I missed something, but didn’t the event say make “anything” pink? Or did it have to be baked goods? I’m guessing there must be SOME other pink foods out there. . . ?!!). Well, more dessert for me!

    Thanks for hosting this! :)

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    CB — November 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Awesome roundup! I love that it had such a diverse group of bloggers. Great personal touch with the facts and myths. Thanks for hosting! I hope you make it an annual event :)
    /Clara

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    John — November 4, 2008 at 10:27 am

    The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) program is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer through a nationwide campaign. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
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    Susan from Food Blogga — November 4, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    This was a terrific event, Jen. Thank you for hosting it.

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    Jen — November 4, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks everyone. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. The entries are all great.

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    Julie — November 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks for hosting this Jen! As everyone else said, lovely roundup. I’m so glad that I could participate, especially as one of my first blog events!

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