It’s International Women’s Day — Stand up and be proud!
International Women’s Day is a day set aside to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of the women all over the world. We’re using today as a day to spread awareness about causes most effecting women. Take some time today to spread the word about the cause that means most to you and celebrate the women in your life (in other words, call your mom and tell her you love her!).
Remind those around you who are growing little humans how important it is to be healthy, go for regular check ups and take their prenatal vitamins to have the best pregnancy health for both mother and child.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Mammograms and self-breast exams are very important to promote early detection.Â Know your family history, talk to your doctor, get your mammogram every 1-2 years after age 40 or the age that is 10 years younger than your family member who was diagnosed with breast cancer.Â And remember – pink for all breast cancers, hot pink for inflammatory breast cancer and pink and black for metastatic breast cancer.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Knowledge is power.Â Know what to do if either you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation and needs help.Â Spread the word so others will know, too.Â With this cause in particular, what you know today can help someone tomorrow.
Get up and move!Â Heart disease causes more death in women than cancer.Â Help the women in your life stay heart healthy by emphasizing the importance of eating well, exercising, limiting stress and enjoying life.
HIV and AIDS Awareness
According to the CDC, 1 in 139 women will be diagnosed with HIV infection at some point in her lifetime.Â Know your status.Â Know your partner’s status.Â Make sure others know theirs as well.
Teal represents more women’s causes than any other color: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.Â Encourage the women in your life to know their family medical history and talk to their doctors about the early warning signs of these diseases.