You know you have a good friend when you send her an email that says, “Can you wear pink pajamas to our next Bible study? And can I take your picture and put it on my blog?” and the she says yes.
So that’s what happened.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ã‚ It takes less time to get a mammogram than it takes to get a pedicure. You have the time; stop making excuses.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sleep Pink is a national movement of pink-themed pajama parties meant to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember breast cancer victims, and remind women of the continuing need for self-care and awareness.
My cousin, Toni, and Old Grandma were diagnosed with breast cancer in the same month in 1998. Old Grandma’s case was easy. She had a mastectomy, took Tamoxifen, and passed her 5 and 10 year points cancer-free. Toni was not so lucky. She had complications initially, battled the cancer for 15 years, and passed away last month from the disease.
We’ve all been touched by breast cancer. Every one of us has a story, a family member.
Sleep Pink and Estroven
That’s why Estroven, the safe multi-symptom menopause relief solution (which I wrote about here) is supporting Sleep Pink and the Avon Foundation for Women. They have pledged $250 to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for every pink pajama party photo or $100 for each individual pink pajama photo submitted (one photo per person/party), up to $25,000!
The Sleep Pink websiteÃ‚ has party help, including suggestions for decorations, food and drink recipes, entertainment, and party favors. How about pink popcorn, cherry pinot noir cobbler, and a cocktail? Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
We did a Jen Hatmaker Bible study at our Sleep Pink party, but if you had time, you could do mani/pedis (in pink, of course) or make bath bombs (something I’ve always wanted to do).
As we get older, our risk of invasive breast cancer increases dramatically. In fact, a woman in her forties is 3 times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman in her thirties, and a woman in her fifties is 5 times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman in her forties. The statistics are astounding.
“Estroven is passionate about addressing the issues that impact the lives of peri-menopausal and menopausal women,” says April Mills, Marketing Director at i-Health, maker of Estroven. “Together with over 100 women and news anchors who hosted Sleep Pink parties last year, we raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Avon Foundation, and we aim to contribute even more in 2013.”
One of women’s most frequent complaints as they get older is insomnia. We have so much going on in our brains that we have trouble shutting off and relaxing. We lie in bed.
Estroven Nighttime was developed to help women fall asleep easier and wake up refreshed. It contains soy isoflavones, which have been clinically proven to help reduce hot flashes and night sweats, as well as melatonin, which is clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. Ã‚ Results are best when you take one consistently, every night.
I’m still waiting to hear back on whether I can take this at my age, because I’m all for something that will help me fall asleep without the use of — well, nevermind.
Your Sleep Pink Party
There’s still plenty of time to get some girlfriends together and snap a Sleep Pink photo! You can submit photos on the Sleep Pink Facebook page. Remember, Estroven will donate $250 for each party photo and $100 for each individual photo to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sleep Pink from the makers of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.
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