Help Fight Breast Cancer in 3 Easy Steps

October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month all over the world. lets you in on how you can help spread the word about the big C and do your share in three easy ways.

Breast cancer is among the top 5 types of cancer in the Philippines from 1980 to 1995, according to the Philippine Cancer Registry. The numbers are going up annually, and regardless of age, race or economic and social status, the next victim could be someone's mother, sister, daughter or friend. tells you how, where and when you can help out:

1.       Shop

There's no better way to give than making your shop-crazy self happy in the process. Tickle yourself pink while shopping for cute items from I Can Serve Foundation which can be ordered by phone or via email. A quarter of the price of all purchases goes directly to the the foundation, a group that empowers women with breast cancer and provides women with cancer-related information.


Orders may be sent to or call   687-3942.


You can also add the Avon Water Lily and Aloe Hand and Body Lotion (P109) to your beauty stash: P5.00 from each bottle of lotion sold will go to the Breast Care Center at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). Available for the whole month of October through Avon representatives, check to find Avon ladies near you.


2. Walk


Lace up and and join the Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer 2009 on November 8, 2009 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds. A non-competitive event that aims to raise awareness and funds, Avon is looking forward to setting a new record by getting 50,000 people to take a step in the right direction for the fight against breast cancer.

Just purchase the Limited Edition Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC)   shirt for P149.00 to participate in the Walk events. P20 from each shirt sold will go towards the continued support of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center.

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Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer 2009 starts at 7 a.m. on November 8.


3.   Give


Pick up the coffeetable book, Everyday Warriors, and the proceeds will go directly to the Joy in Living Foundation, a cancer care support center. With images taken by photographer Jay Lara and interviews by Cathy Paras-Lara, the collection of photographs features women from all walks of life who are battling the disease, each reflecting hope, courage and defiance in the face of breast cancer.


Joy in Living Foundation, a group that provides psychosocial and spiritual support to survivors and helps elevate the well-being of patients and caregivers, also opens its doors to volunteers. You can give the gift of time and drop by to join the Walk with Me Cancer support group.

Joy in Living Foundation is at the ground floor, Manila Doctors Hospital Pain Management and Wellness Center, Dona Salustiana Center, Ermita, Manila. Tel. No. 524-3011 local 4525.

To order a copy of Everyday Warriors (P750), call the UST Publishing House at 731-3522 or fax your orders to 731-3522.

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