Delicate Soles, which had a fab A la Mama giveaway a few months ago, is back to give away one pair of Pixie Dust Pink ballet flats. They’re also donating 10% of sales, during the month of October, to Right Action for Women, a breast cancer charity founded by Christina Applegate to help women with the cost of MRIs associated with breast cancer screening.
To enter, please…
1. leave a comment below
2. and for a second chance to win, click here and like Delicate Soles’ facebook page. Then leave a second comment here letting me know that you did.
Here’s some more information from the Right Action for Women homepage:
“Today, more than 250,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S. are breast cancer survivors, and I am lucky to be one of them. Recently, I underwent genetic testing and learned I have a mutation in the BRCA 1 gene, making me more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer. My mother is also a breast cancer survivor. A family history of breast or ovarian cancer on either side of a family (Mother’s or Father’s side) can put someone at higher risk for developing the disease. Because of this, my doctor ordered a variety of screening tests which try to detect cancer in its earliest stages (when it is most treatable). One of these tests was a breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, and it saved my life.
MRI is one of the breast screening tests recommended by the American Cancer Society for women at increased risk for breast cancer (MRI is not recommended as a screening tool for women at average risk for breast cancer). Unfortunately though, this service is not always covered by insurance and many women across the country cannot afford the high costs of a breast MRI. I hope through the creation of Right Action for Women we can provide aid to those individuals who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.” –Christina Applegate
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