- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2014, an estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,570 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
- For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
- In 2014, there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
The SSG Hope Gloves are my favorite gloves! They are tough, comfortable, and wash well. The cabretta leather and elastic gussets provide for a perfect fit. I have them in pearl white to show in and no matter how dirty they get, they come out of the wash looking clean. I love how well these have held up through all that I have put them through! Plus they are cute and look really nice! The Hope Gloves are a great price at around $37.95 and SSG donates $2.00 or the equivelent of for every pair sold to Breast Cancer research in whatever country the gloves were purchased. *If you don't win, I would highly recommend buying a pair.
On to the contest.
Ponies in Pink Photo Challenge:
I want to see your ponies and horses decked out in all things pink! The more the better! If you don't have a lot of pink equipment, please feel free to get creative with glitter, fabric, ribbons, streamers, wrapping, etc. Anything goes as long as it is safe for the horse.
Go crazy with pink.
Include a visible Hope ribbon displayed somewhere on your pony, horse, or yourself (you aren't required to be in the picture, but please feel free).
To enter, post your picture on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtags #breastcancerawareness, #poniesinpink2014, and #SSGgloves. If you don't have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account, you can e-mail me your picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your first name and your horse's name with the picture.
The deadline for entries is October 25th. Entries will be posted October 26th for readers or anyone else interested to vote on. The winners of the SSG Hope Gloves will be the three photos with the most votes and posted on October 30th. There will be a surprise bonus gift for the photograph with the most votes!
Anyone is allowed to enter, whether you follow this blog or not.
There are three chances to win, so go have some fun with your horse and show the equestrian world's support for a great cause!
A special thank you to SSG Gloves for your support of this contest and your contributions to breast cancer research!