Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I like TREATS more than tricks

We had our ward Halloween party, a Trunk-or-Treat. I was there for roughly fifteen minutes because I don't really love my ward but the fifteen minutes I participated in were great. I love having Son in my ward because he is great and because I hate being alone. Seeing him at the party was out of control funny.

Let me tell you a little story about his costume. Josh went as some black dude from Alias. Yes, black. If you don't remember, Joshie is white, very white. He showed up at my doorstep half-way painted black. He nearly scared my roommates to death. Well, he couldn't finish painting himself or get dressed because it was wet. I had to go over to his house, help him get his clothes off, help him get dressed, and help him re-apply the paint to his very sweating nose. That was funny. I kept just dripping off. Anyway, he got all dressed and looked great.

I went as Breast Cancer Awareness of course. I am usually a princess every year (in a pink dress actually) but my dress was in K-town. I had on my BC gloves, bracelets, pins, socks, etc. I was pink head to toe - literally. I gave out BC candy (thanks to Albertsons for selling BC stuff!) to the folks and spread BC joy.

Then my FHE family (of which I am the mother) performed our rendition of the Thriller dance. Can you tell I was in charge? They all did awesome. We had practice for over an hour to get that down. It was a lot of fun. So after my few minutes of being social with strangers (mom be sure to tell dad I did that and I'm working on it) I left. Enjoy the pictures of my Halloween time.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pink in the Rink

The Utah Grizzlies had a breast cancer benefit hockey game, Pink in the Rink, and of course I was there. There was a big group of us that came and it was a lot of fun. The ice was pink, the uniforms were pink, and the hockey sticks were pink! Oh, i just loved it. Son wore my pink breast cancer visor, Daniel had on my breast cancer sweat band (which we didn't photograph - silly), and I was covered in breast cancer ribbons - nine in total. THe other people weren't sporting any BC pride but they sure came out to support it and I it made me so happy. Jessica and Heather got to squeeze into my car with Daniel, Eric, and Leslie. What troopers they were. Josh and the other Heather came also to add more supporters to our numbers. Lani even came with her throat raw from her intense concert the night before... Then Ashton and her husband came with her brother, Caleb, and her friend Kip. It was all around breast-cancer-supporting-hockey-game-watching-amazingness. Yes that is a word by the way. I spent most of the night trying to dance my way onto the jumbo-tron. My dream was never fulfilled by my moves were great. The night was so much fun and it was great to have all my people there supporting breast cancer. Thanks for coming guys!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Come on people, know the facts

· The risk of dying of cancer in the U.S. is increasing.
False - yet nearly 7 in 10 Americans (68 percent) thought this claim was true.

· Living in a polluted city is a greater risk factor for lung cancer than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
False - but nearly 4 in 10 (39 percent) thought this claim as true.

· Electronic devices like cell phones can cause cancer.
False - 3 in 10 thought this was true.

· Personal hygiene products like shampoo, deodorant, and antiperspirants can cause cancer.
False - but about 1 in 7 (15 percent) agreed with this one.

· Underwire bras can cause breast cancer.
False - 6 in 10 thought this was true.

· Antiperspirants cause breast cancer.
False - There is no research to substantiate this rumor, which started on college campuses in 1998.

· Most women diagnosed today will have to have a mastectomy as their breast cancer treatment.
False - In fact, less than 20 percent of women diagnosed nowadays actually need mastectomy; over 80 percent are candidates for lumpectomy surgery.

· If you don't have a family history of breast cancer, you won't get it yourself.
False -In truth, only 12 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease.

· Men can't get breast cancer.
False - One percent of individuals diagnosed each year are men.

· Most women who get breast cancer will die of their disease.
False - NO! Fifteen percent of women diagnosed will eventually die of the disease, and that figure has been declining for the past 3 years.

· The radiation from mammograms causes breast cancer.
False - Oh, boy, that's a doozie. The amount of radiation received in a mammogram is very small and not a risk factor. In fact, mammograms save many lives by detecting tumors early.Women diagnosed by mammogram with stage 0 or 1 breast cancer have a 98 percent survival rate, thus demonstrating the value of annual mammograms.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

All Gone...

My hair that is. All of my hair is gone and it feels great, sad, but great. As soon as I sat down in the chair cousin grabbed my hair and cut about five inches just like that. No warning, no discussin, just chopped it. Josh got woozy - literally - because he hates short hair and he knew it was just going to get shorter. Cousin so graciously cut 7 inches off my hair even though I only asked for 5 (but we all knew that would happen). The night before I cut my hair I asked Jessica to take a picture for proper documentation. Well she went to town. She made me do all these weird things with my hair like cousin IT and some sunburst thing. Anyway, here are the before and after shots of my snip snip adventure.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tag - I am NOT it

My sister Lindsay "tagged" me with a post on her blog. I was not going to respond until she threatened me. No, I am serious, she called to find out why I hadn't responded yet. So this is for her but I am not playing tag any more. Sorry Janet.

1. dancing+girl friends/siblings+dance tunes+dim lights = my perfect night

2. mom+dad+chuch+selfish+mission+3 years+hungry = orphan

3. roast beef+mashed potatoes+corn+rolls+texas sheet cake = dream meal

4. skiing+deer valley+boating+lake powell+in the same day = my perfect day

5. college-homework-studying-exams = what it should be

6. nordstrom+mom+sisters+cafe lunch+fantastic = will have to wait

BC Websites

Here are some good websites with Komen Foundation information and where you can buy lots of good breast cancer stuff.




and because I am a wikipedia junkie:

http://www.wikipedia.org - search: breast cancer

also, Bed Bath & Beyond along with Target have a lot of great BC stuff right now.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Breast Cancer Facts

  • every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • breast cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths
  • 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer
  • 5 % of breast cancer cases are hereditary with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes
  • with the BRCA gene mutatation, there is a 80% chance of developing breast cancer
  • diet, alchol, hormone levels, and physical environment are factors in breast cancer
  • mammography has reduced breast cancer deaths by 30%

Monday, October 1, 2007

Breast Cancer Month!

Everyone should know that October is national breast cancer awareness month. Thats right, we get a whole month - not a day, not a week - a month! I am very passionate about breast cancer and there might be a misconception out there that I want it. No. I want to help fight it, Jaimee.Anyway, I want everyone to be thinking about breast cancer all year long but especially this month. Throughout this month I am going to post facts, myths, and websites about breast cancer. And just so you guys know, if you ever see breast cancer paraphernalia and you dont buy if for me, you are dead. Love you all. Fight for a cure and early detection.