October is the 27th annual Breast Cancer Awareness month. A group of local Fort Collins businesses have rallied to honor one Breast Cancer survivor with a Dream Day Giveaway. The effort is lead by Kate Hannah, owner of Tula Contemporary Women’s Clothing in Old Town.
The winner of Tula’s Dream Day Giveaway will receive $500 worth of clothes, shoes, and accessories from Tula as well as a consultation from the Tula Style Team, a complete hair makeover courtesy of The Parlour Salon, a makeup makeover with expert Dana Kurtz, a Mani/Pedi courtesy of Body and Spa Rituals, and a special dinner for two at Jax Fish House Fort Collins following the makeover. The Tula Dream Day will end with a local one-night getaway courtesy of the Armstrong Hotel. Tula will be offering a photo session in their studio to document the occasion.
Kate invites you to nominate yourself or a friend by visiting http://www.shoptula.com and clicking the Tula Dream Day Giveaway icon. All entries must be received by October 17th and a winner will be chosen by October 19th. The Dream Day will take place on October 20th. For official rules visit http://www.shoptula.com.
“As a woman business owner, I wanted to show my support and adulation for the many daring women that are battling or have survived breast cancer,” says Kate Hannah, owner of Tula. “We thought a spectacular way to do that would be to give them a Tula Dream Day during Breast Cancer awareness month. Who deserves to be pampered more?”
We all know someone who has been effected by Breast Cancer. Perhaps you are effected or your mother, sister or friend. The fact is that it is a horrible disease with staggering statistics.
Some quick Breast Cancer Facts from the American Cancer Society:
- Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in US women.
- In 2009, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 62,280 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.
- In 2009, approximately 40,170 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
For more information on Breast Cancer you can continue reading at the American Cancer Society.
So what is there to celebrate? We can celebrate the women who survive breast cancer every year and the fact that we can educate ourselves by raising awareness and utilizing resources.
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