Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17: Angela's "31 Days of Pink: Project for a Purpose"

Day 17: One of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer tunics.

Today's breast cancer fact, courtesy Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Breast and ovarian cancer are somewhat more common among women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (ancestors who came from Central or Eastern Europe). This is likely due to the high prevalence of mutations in the Breast Cancer 1 and Breast Cancer 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2, respectively) genes in these women. While BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are rare in the general population, between eight and 10 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish women carry one of these mutations.


  1. Your Pink series has been really great. Good on you for doing it and helping to raise awareness about this terrible disease.

    I have posted a very pink post for my weekly Pinning & Singing Pinterest linky Party this weekend to honour a very dear friend of mine who passed away just last week from breast cancer. This October's pink ribbon campaign is now even more important and poignant than ever before. I hope you will come visit.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  2. Oh how I LOVE me some Lily - cute tunic! And thanks for the information... my mom had breast cancer a few years ago and thankfully was not positive for the mutation.
    Stopping by from the Tuesday Blog Hop!

  3. Stopping by from the Tuesday Hops to say hello.

    Have a great week!

  4. New follower from your blog hop. Great information here so I stumbled the post.