Has your life been affected by breast cancer? Do you have a mother, a sister, a fiancee, a girlfriend, or like me, a mother-in-law, who has survived breast cancer?
I had a breast cancer scare in late 2006 when I found a pea-size lump in my right breast. I saw my OBGYN who immediately referred me to a surgeon at the Nashville Breast Center. I went through a series of nervewracking tests in 2007, including an MRI and two biopsies (the last one in November 2007 being surgical) and thankfully the tissue removed was not cancerous, but simply fibrocystic tissue. It was one of the scariest times of my life, thinking that I might have breast cancer. My mother-in-law, however, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2007 and underwent radiation treatment and is doing great today.
I am proud to be one of the bloggers chosen as a Fit Ambassador for Lee Jeans this year and even prouder to be associated with a brand that launched National Denim Day. On October 2 thousands of people across the United States will slip into their favorite pair of jeans and donate $5 in support of Denim Day and breast cancer research. Breast cancer survivor and actress Christina Applegate, who at age 36 was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, is this year’s ambassador.
Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has adhered to a simple philosophy: one day, one cause, one cure®. In 13 years, that philosophy has become a mantra for millions and has made an amazing impact.
Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $75 million for the fight against breast cancer so I hope you’ll take the time to visit the Lee National Denim Day website to find out how you can support a team or make a donation.
I hope you’ll wear your favorite pair of jeans for a great cause on October 2! What a great way to kick off the 25th National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ll be wearing my new Slender Secret jeans from Lee, a great company behind a great cause.
p.s. Here’s a great article from the latest issue of Real Simple magazine highlighting a long-time client of my husband’s and breast cancer survivor, Kendall Womble. Many of you from Nashville may know Kendall as the former owner of You’re Invited in Belle Meade. She has an inspiring story to tell so I hope you’ll read it.