This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.
I had the pleasure and the honor of spending my entire weekend celebrating my sisters wedding! It was equal parts chaos and excitement with the added bonus of spending so much time with my three daughters, watching their eyes sparkle as my sis slipped into her amazing wedding dress, seeing them twirl around as their own beautiful dresses spun out magnificently, enjoying how much fun they were having watching two of their favorite people commit their lives together. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the wonderful moments of parenting and living in the moment. I love those moments. Total bliss. But the other reality of parenting is constantly considering your childrens’ future- hoping you get to experience the same joys of love and commitment with them someday, hoping their health and wellness and happiness trump everything as they grow up into people that influence the world.
To say you’d be hard pressed to find someone these days that hasn’t been touched in some way by breast cancer would probably be understating the obvious – and over simplifying the devastation this cancer has on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of a woman in general. While I hope my daughters are never directly impacted by the curse of breast cancer amongst their family and friends, I know they will soon learn how their own loved ones have already battled with this disease and friends and family down the road will continue to meet breast cancer in a battle for their lives.
As a mother of all daughters (can you believe a F O U R T H daughter is coming?!) I have the particular obligation to minimize environmental risk factors that can effect the health of my girls as they grow and develop into women. Ever changing breast cancer research can help me make choices today that may positively impact the probability that my girls can remain breast cancer free in the future. I’m humbled to be able to partner with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program to share the following information with you today.
Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program
(BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental
exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit
that mothers can use to talk to their daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
If you have a few minutes today or sometime this month please consider taking this brief survey! The more information we can all provide to researchers, the better our chances become at finding ways to lessen our risk, improve our chances of never having to face this terrible disease in our own families, and protecting our daughters’ futures.
Hope you’ve been able to support Breast Cancer research or funding efforts in some way this month! If you know a mother of daughters who may benefit from this information please share!
Have a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends,