October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month and we are proud to announce that we will be donating proceeds of all sales of both our light pink and hot pink DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE devices to The Lynn Sage Foundation in Chicago.
DERMAFLASH has helped support the fight against breast cancer and this particular organization since our launch in 2016, and now more than ever, marks the perfect time of the year to shop DERMAFLASH while giving back to an honorable cause.
Once again, we are happy to contribute a percentage of proceeds from the online sales of both DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE – PINK and DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE- HOT PINK on DERMAFLASH.com to the Lynn Sage Foundation this October.
The power of pink is a universal movement we strongly stand behind as a company. At DERMAFLASH, we’re passionate about women supporting women, so it’s only natural that we would stand behind this important cause. Gather your girlfriends and encourage them to get tested. There’s no time like the present, so make that your mission after reading this article. Spreading the word is the best way you can join the crusade against breast cancer.
We believe in taking the initiative to educate ourselves about our bodies and that starts with awareness, as well as early detection.
Here are a few additional ways you can positively impact your life and the lives of others this October:
Genetic testing provides women the opportunity to learn early on if their breast cancer or family history of breast cancer is due to an inherited gene mutation.
According to komen.org, “In the U.S., 5-10 percent of breast cancers are linked to an inherited gene mutation, and about half of these are linked to a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. People with a BRCA 1/2 mutation have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.” However, there are some options for lowering these risks. BRCA1/2 testing is only recommended for certain people with a high risk of having a BRCA1/2 gene mutation, including those with a family member with a BRCA1/2 gene mutation (or other inherited gene mutation linked to breast cancer) or a personal history of breast cancer at age 45 or younger. Learn more about BRCA1/2 mutations and breast cancer risk here. (Source: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, INC.)
The American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer is age 40 and beyond. As stated on cancer.org, women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (X-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years, or can continue yearly screening. (Source: cancer.org.)
According to The American Cancer Society guidelines and everything we’ve read on the subject, women should also know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to their gynecologist immediately. Professional advice states that women with a genetic tendency should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms and/or tested at an earlier age. Talk with a healthcare provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you. (Source: cancer.org.)
In addition to yearly gynecology visits, it is important to conduct self-breast exams. This video demonstrates how to conduct at-home breast exams in a thoughtful and educational manner.
In addition, the organization Bright Pink offers handy Breast Health Reminders TM via text messaging. Sign up here to get friendly breast exam reminders yearly.
To learn more about the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, please contact the Philanthropy Coordinator at 312.926.4274. The Lynn Sage Foundation strives to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Since its inception, LSCRF has raised nearly $30 million for breast cancer research, and with each dollar donated, the fight to cure breast cancer continues.
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is located at 541 North Fairbanks Court, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60611.