My mom adventures in Fort Collins

Taking a minute to talk about “The Girls”

October, as many of us are aware, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink ribbons attached to large buildings may have tipped you off to this fact.


There are a number of non-profits that create awareness, search for a cure, educate women and girls on breast health, and support women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I think it’s fair to say that this October we can all do something for “The Girls.” Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but it is a disease that is best conquered by education, early detection and consistent screening. If you live in Larimer County and you need more information on how low-income women can receive such screenings, call Linda Miller at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, (970) 498-6751.

Whether it’s a self-exam, making that appointment for a mammogram that you’ve been putting off, or just getting in touch with your body, we can all stand to appreciate these luscious jugs a bit more. Mine have nursed two babies, and for that I’m grateful. I just bought myself a boatload of new bras–and Tracy Fulks and RFL were completely right, I was wearing the wrong size. Big time. For the past five years, I have been one size off on band-width and two sizes off on cup-size. Shows you how out-of-touch I was with my own over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders.

A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer increases with age, which is why 40-years-old appears to be the age that most health professionals suggest having a routine screening process performed, such as a mammogram. I recently learned of a great organization here in Larimer County that serves women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer–through support groups, various counseling services, hair and wig help, acupuncture, music therapy, nutrition counseling, etc. Check out the Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center when you have a chance. And come out for one of their fundraisers–

Zumba BooBash–a Halloween inspired Zumba dance-a-thon to raise money for Hope Lives, the Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center, on Thursday, October 25th from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm (Free Childcare provided)


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Great post and thanks for the link! I’m glad you found a bra that fit the girls right. I’m still on this quest. Save the tatas!

Comment by RFL

I have to give all the credit to Nordstrom’s. They are magical bra-fairies over there. Save the tatas!

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