Hello Autumn! October is the first full month of fall, plus it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (It is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month, so don’t let the tatas overshadow the liver.) In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. (that’s 1 in 8), along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. With that said, be mindful and schedule your annual mammogram, if you haven’t already. Big and small, save them all.
(Tip: Remind your female friends to get their mammograms, too. A great way to do this is with an ecard for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find them here: Gallery-pg 2.)
“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
– Mahatma Gandhi –
On October 2nd is a little-known event (at least in the U.S.) called Gandhi Jayanti. This is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who is unofficially called the “Father of the Nation.” On this day we glorify peace and non-violence in recognition of Gandhi’s effort in the Indian Freedom Struggle. You can find ecards for this event here: Gallery-pg 2. Remind your friends that, as Gandhi once said, the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Submitter Name: Janice Martin