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Win a Pink Blender for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Win a Pink Blender for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates about 232,570 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States and about 40,000 deaths from breast cancer. It is the second most common cancer among women (after skin cancer) and the second leading cause of cancer death among women (after lung cancer).

Did you know that every woman has a 1 in 8 chance they’ll be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at some point in their life? This 12-13% chance also means there is an 87-88% chance a woman won’t develop breast cancer. There are some lifestyle changes that can be made to lower risk such as exercise, healthy eating, not smoking, avoiding alcohol, etc. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has an interactive Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that can help women and their doctor’s figure out what their chance of developing breast cancer is.

Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Blendtec is giving away a pink blender (for the third year in a row). It’s easy to enter – here are the steps:

  1. Post this image (or your own picture) on Instagram or Facebook
  2. Tag @blendtec and use the hashtag #BlendForPink
  3. If possible, share how breast cancer has affected you or a loved one

The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada and runs through October 20, 2014.

The winner will be chosen on October 21, 2014. If you’re the winner, you’ll be contacted via the social media channel you used to enter and you’ll have 48 hours to reply to us. If we don’t hear from you within 48 hours, you will forfeit your prize and another winner will be chosen.

Sources:
http://www.breastcancer.org/risk/understand/your_risk
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

(11) Comments on “Win a Pink Blender for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Missy

    a good friend of mine has fought breast cancer as well as relatives on my husbands side thank you for the chance to win. Cancer has affected our son its a terrible disease.

  • Aisha Rahmat

    I would like to my whole family & Friends to know awareness of breast cancer.Winning the blendtec i can invite them to my house & making them my smoothie as well as hv a good talk abt the cancer & hw to prevent.

  • sally john

    Thank you Blendtec for #BlendForPink , sending Hugs to all those who have fought and continue to fight Breast Cancer. My Aunt back home was identified with this but she was lucky to get the treatment on time and she is a survivor since last 25 years. She’s so lively cheerful and always ready to help.

  • Breast cancer took the life of my grandmother. Although genetic testing was not available to her, I have been tested. I am not a carrier of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes ~ and that leaves me free for many years to tell others about the need for preventative testing and for research.

    I want you to know something else, too: Men also are at risk for developing breast cancer. My son (who we adopted and love dearly) IS at high risk for developing breast cancer. We know this because he has a genetic disorder, and full-panel testing has been available to him.

  • aidan

    shared on facebook. As a provider this has affected many patients. I think good health, however, helps people survive.

  • Barbara

    My mother was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer 6 years ago. 1 year prior to that, our church had 5 ladies that were going through various stages of their recovery from Breast Cancer and unfortunately, one did not survive. Since then, I have had 2 additional ladies from my church diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It is never far from my mind that I could indeed be next.

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