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pinkd-silvia-njoki[su_dropcap style=”simple”]A[/su_dropcap]s most of you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month, and if you haven’t yet gone for your yearly check-up, there is no good excuse for delaying it any further. Early detection is by far the easiest and safest way to avoid the consequences of this terrible disease which affects millions of women worldwide. But best of all, prevention is better than cure!! Here are a few tips I came across

*  Since cancer cells cannot survive in an environment rich in oxygen, exercise often

* Try to live as healthily as you can and avoid refined processed food.

* Be happy and avoid stress and negative thoughts (which actually reduce the oxygen level in your blood)

The pink ribbon – and indeed the pink colour – has become a symbol of the breast cancer awareness campaign.  But as we strive to distance ourselves from gender stereotyping (such as ‘blue is for boys and pink is for girls’) I was wondering why pink has been given this prominence.  And I was happy to discover the origin.  In 1991 pink ribbons were for the very first time handed out to participants in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors.  And next year the pink ribbon was adopted as the official symbol of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To hit the nail on the head, Evelyn Lauder, the senior corporate vice president of the cosmetics company Estée Lauder created a ribbon for the cosmetics giant to distribute in stores in New York City. Since then, companies such as Estée Lauder have distributed over 70 million pink ribbons, and donated over $25 million to breast cancer research. And gradually we have all come to associate the colour pink with breast cancer awareness. 

Which is why I am wearing a gorgeous baby pink bracelet and pink nail polish today.

This bracelet is not only super cute and super versatile. It is also a perfect accessory to empower those around you, while spreading awareness. 

Available at Gallery Urbano  0705-599-993 for Kshs500 a piece or Kshs250 each for more than 1 piece. 

Pink Nail polish- Joshik