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Did you know that 1/8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is claiming the lives of 40,000 women each year in the United States alone. These numbers are staggering and show the need for change. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are many things you can personally do to join the fight.

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Bring On The Pink In October!

This month you might notice things turning a little more pink than usual. That’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wearing and sharing the color pink is a way to raise awareness and express moral support to women with breast cancer.

"Think Pink" Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPromote Awareness

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. But the good news is that breast cancer has a hugely successful remission rate! This is possible only with early detection. This is how you can help.

Make a statement with pink ribbons, clothing – anything you can think of! When someone asks you “What’s with all the pink?’ you can explain that you’re choosing to bring about awareness. Because early detection saves lives!

THINK PINK this October as a way to remind all women to stay informed.

Key Steps to Minimize Your Risk

  • Schedule regular exams
  • Learn about family history
  • Know what is typical for you
  • Promote health with your life choices

Celebrate Survivors

According to cancer.org, there are an estimated 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. Chances are you know someone who fought this disease and won! Show your support to a real life hero with Think Pink flowers this month.

Remember: Early detection means stopping this cancer in it’s tracks so get your pink on!
Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Get Your Pink On This October

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"Think Pink" Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the time of year the whole world turns PINK! Because breast cancer can almost always be cured with early detection, it’s very important to keep up awareness. This is why we THINK PINK in October.

How can you help promote awareness this October? The first step is easy – wear pink. It can be anything from wearing a pink ribbon or corsage, to a full-on pink suit. When someone asks you about your pink, explain to them that you are helping save lives!! 1 in 8 women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. Until there is a cure, breast cancer awareness and early detection is the key. With early detection, we all win!

Remember these key steps to awareness:

  • Know your risks.
  • Get screened.
  • Know what is normal for you.
  • Make healthy life choices.

Real life heros: If you know someone who has championed their fight with breast cancer, send them Think Pink flowers this October to let them know how happy you are to have them in your life.

Local Florists Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Roses For The CureBreast Cancer Awareness Month is something florists do not take lightly. Many go above and beyond to do their part to raise awareness of this disease in their own creative ways.

Here are just a few of the ways florists all across the nation are helping out:

  • Bayberries Flowers & Gifts in Caldwell Idaho is giving $5.00 to their local breast cancer screening center for every “pink” arrangement ordered through the 20th of October.
  • Clark Flower & Gift Shop in Clark, SD is doing a ‘”Bra”vo For A Cure’ Decorated Bra Contest during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. So far, they’ve got 32 entries, and have them displayed in the front window of their store. (photo below)

We have having a People’s Choice vote during October for the winning entry with a $1 donation per vote. Proceeds will be donated to the local Relay For Life. Also, we took photos of all our entries & put a photo album on our Facebook page. The entry that gets the most likes during October will win a prize.

We also have pink rose specials for the month, & are donating $1 for each pink rose sold to our local Relay For Life. We are also giving out [FSN’s] Think Pink flyer to customers during October. It’s fun to watch people looking at our window display; laughing and having fun with it. We got so many cute entries. The decorated bras will be donated for an auction to be held later to benefit our local Relay For Life

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Think Pink This October

Breast Cancer Awareness Flyer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the time the whole world turns PINK! Because about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but this doesn’t have to be a death sentence. The good news is, with early detection, there is a 95% survival rate! So if you’re over 20, male or female, don’t forget to check yourself regularly!

In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. This is a fact we should all be excited about. Cancer is a scary subject and hearing stories of survival are always encouraging! The battle with breast cancer is a fight we CAN and WILL win! All it takes is reminders, awareness and a little PINK!

If you know someone who has championed their fight with breast cancer, send them Think Pink flowers this month to let them know how happy you are to have them in your life.

We have added a PDF download of the above flyer here: Breast Cancer Awareness Free Flyer

Arkansas & FSN Go Pink For The Cure

FSN Pink For Breast Cancer

Go Pink For The Cure

Today Flower Shop Network participated in Arkansas’ first ever Go Pink For The Cure Day. In September, Governor Mike Beebe declared October 1st to be Go Pink For The Cure Day to raise awareness for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. He urged all citizens to ‘go pink‘ to raise awareness in their business, school, religious or social group. This day will surly do great things for creating awareness of the importance of mammography and remove barriers that prevent women from seeking mammograms.

They asked us to go pink and that is just what we did! At FSN, we have been personally affected by the horrible disease. Not only do many of us have friends and family members who have succumbed to breast cancer, but one of our very own teammates fell victim not long ago. However, not all stories here are sad, we have 2 PROUD survivors!

1 in 8 women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime. Until there is a cure, breast cancer awareness and early detection is the key. With early detection, we all win!

For every person who participates in Go Pink For The Cure Day, Gov. Mike Beebe asks for a donation of $5 to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation. We did our part, now it’s time for you to do yours!

Our local news station really promoted this event and even created a contest to get more people involved. They asked businesses to send in their pictures of their pink employees and have updated the photos throughout the day. We have really enjoyed seeing all of the local business’ going pink and thought you would too. Check out FSN in the news!

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FSN’s Hope For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s no secret that Flower Shop Network has been deeply and personally affected by breast cancer. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to give you our reasons why we hope this month will be a strong month for everyone who has been affected by the horrible disease.

"Think Pink" Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

"Think Pink" Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. Recently each one of us was touched by the tragic loss of our dear friend, Jackie Marshall, who passed away earlier this year from complications of breast cancer. Having been in remission for many years, the cancer resurfaced later in another part of her body and took her much quicker than any of us had imagined possible.
  2. Our own Loranne Atwill suffered a loss long before selling her flower shop to pursue her dreams with Flower Shop Network, Wedding And Party Network, and FGmarket. One of the florists in her shop was diagnosed with breast cancer and was sadly lost to the illness.
  3. A very good friend of mine and a strong mentor lost her life battling the disease for only a few months. After a double mastectomy, the cancer was still not isolated and removed. My family, her family and many friends have never forgotten the sound of her voice or how happy it made us to hear her laugh. We just miss it.

It’s hard not to meet someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It is a prevalent, horrible disease that sneaks and attacks without warning, without repentance. It is very important that a cure is found and found FAST. Having known all but first hand the difficulties of the disease, it’s our sincerest hopes that people (including us) do everything we can this month and every one after to help find a way to end the suffering for our sisters.

Many florists give a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or another respectable foundation involved in the fight against breast cancer. Contact your local flower shop today to see if they participate in any programs. If they don’t, request one!

Know someone battling breast cancer? Respectfully and gently show your respect by sending a Breast Cancer Awareness flower bouquet to your loved one.

Project Hope Raises Hope Of Fighting Breast Cancer–And Winning

Many employees and friends of Flower Shop Network employees have struggled with breast cancer, making this issue particularly special to our hearts. I along with several others from Flower Shop Network recently attended the Project Hope Luncheon hosted by the Paragould, Arkansas Women’s Council. The luncheon sought to increase community awareness about breast cancer.  It also gave us information on what we can do to prevent and cure this disease especially when empowered by knowledge and awareness.

The speakers at the luncheon were very interesting and presented a lot of inspiring information.  Among the speakers at the luncheon were Sherrye McBryde, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Arkansas affiliate, and Ginger Beebe, wife of Arkansas governor Mike Beebe. [Read more…]

Flower Shop Network Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Flower Shop Network would like to join the nation in recognizing October as the official Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many here at Flower Shop Network have been affected very deeply by breast cancer. Having known both the pain of loss and the joy of survival, we are very aware of the sympathies that mean the most during the troubled times of dealing with the disease.

Often it is the simplest expressions of support that mean the most to those battling cancer. Sending flowers is just one way to let your special lady know that you are thinking of her, want to support her, are praying for her, appreciate and love her. The same is true for all women that during our down times nothing can be closer to our hearts than the warm sentiments and kind words of those that mean the most to us. When you cannot join her to hold her hand, send flowers as the pretty package that holds your sweetest sentiments.

Many florists honor Breast Cancer Awareness month by creating special arrangements. While pink ribbons are typically associated with breast cancer awareness, pink flowers also send the same message of support. Schaefer Greenhouses Inc. is one of the talented florists in Montgomery, Illinois aware of the affects of breast cancer. Schaefer Greenhouses Inc. honors Breast Cancer Awareness month each October with a selection of flower arrangements that honor the memory of those lost to breast cancer and show support to those still battling the illness.

Many florists also allot a percentage of the proceeds from Breast Cancer Awareness arrangements to a foundation dedicated to breast cancer research. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a well-known foundation dedicated to the research, cure, early detection, and prevention of breast cancer. The Race For The Cure campaign is a vital effort in breast cancer research. Visit the Susan G. Komen Foundation website for more information about breast cancer and how you can help support victims of the disease.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – How Will You Participate – A Challenge to Florists & Flower Lovers

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation … 10 million people around the world could die from breast cancer in the next twenty-five years without the cures …

Breast Cancer is predominately a disease that affects women. However, men have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Most individuals know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the fight against Breast Cancer, groups have banded together to host events like Race for the Cure. Large and small corporations have given time and money to breast cancer research. Many florists and garden centers across the nation have contributed to breast cancer awareness through various activities. A florist shop in Maine supported the CURE Breast Cancer for ME event by giving breast cancer survivors a pink rose corsage with pink ribbon. A garden center in Arkansas and a local hospital promote breast cancer awareness by giving those who have a mammography done in October a pansy.

Whether you Race for the Cure or support a local breast cancer awareness group with flowers, your participation in supporting breast cancer awareness is crucial. Early detection saves lives and with breast cancer research one day we may have a cure.

With that said, I offer this challenge to florists and flower lovers everywhere:

Find a way to promote breast cancer awareness and cancer research and show a breast cancer survivor you support them.

How will I meet this challenge? First, I will give money to support breast cancer research. Second, I will give my Aunt Cathy a flower arrangement with pink gerberas (the flower meaning for gerberas is purity & strength). Third, I will schedule a mammography for myself.

My final act will be to dedicate this blog entry to Cheryl Brown who was a friend, a florist and a fighter.

I’m interested in how you meet the challenge, so let me know.