Cause Corner

Color March Orange for MS Awareness Month

Besides having heard of Multiple Sclerosis, often referred to as MS, how much do you know about the disease? There are a few people I’ve met in my life with this disabling disease and they are among the strongest people I know. My friend, Paul, whom I’ve known since high school, is one of the 2.1 million people worldwide who lives with MS, having lived with it for the past 13 years. He’s been kind enough to share with me what life with MS is like for him.

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Colonoscopies save lives – get yours behind you…PLEASE!

Colon cancer is a disease that is top of mind for my family right now. Just this past December, my 82-year-old great-aunt was diagnosed with colon cancer. In her situation, the cancer is terminal, but that doesn’t have to be the case for everyone. Take a minute or two during Colon Cancer Awareness Month to know the symptoms and the early detection procedures, mainly the colonoscopy.

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It’s never too early in the year to learn about skin cancer

It may be cold and wintery outside, but any time is a good time to learn more about melanoma. Jeannette is a valued member of our SupportStore team who kindly shares her brave story with us.

This past fall, Halloween arrived at my house a few weeks early. Why you may ask? Well, because I was showcasing two scars that even Frankenstein’s monster would be jealous of. But as horrible as my scars may be, I cannot help but be thankful for them every time I catch a glimpse of them in the mirror.

These scars aren’t just any scars.  They mark my victory over skin cancer.

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March 2013 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your March awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in March 2013.

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February 2013 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your February awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in February 2013.

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January 2013 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your January awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in January 2013.

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Remembering Sandy Hook Elementary & the Newtown Community

The tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT has sent a shock wave through our country. While this story is, unfortunately, not a new one, it has struck the hearts of Americans in such a strong way that we all want to do something, anything, to remember and help spread healing and change.

We’ve heard from so many across the USA asking what they can do to show their support for this New England community and spread the word about ending such horrendous violence. For us at SupportStore, the past week has been humbling as we work with those from the Newtown community in putting together a way to honor and remember those who are no longer with us.

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No words any parent wants to hear

When parents are expecting a new baby and are asked what they’re hoping for (usually in reference to a boy or girl), you’ll most likely get the response, “we’re just hoping for a healthy baby.” It’s what every parent hopes for, a happy and healthy bundle of joy. It’s what my husband and I had hoped for and were blessed with two healthy and happy little boys. But while our boys continue to be very happy, we discovered this year that one wasn’t quite as healthy and it was the last thing we ever wanted to have happen to one of our children.

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Why you should know more about Prostate Cancer Awareness

Did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer during their lifetime and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men behind lung cancer? That’s why we’re dedicating this Wristband Wednesday to Prostate Cancer Awareness.

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September 2012 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your September awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in September 2012.

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