Last year, I also came up with a pink nail design for the same purpose. You can view it here.
Details regarding the nail design will be discussed on a separate post as I want this entry to focus on the health campaign.
Breast Cancer Awareness 2011 Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
The BCAM is an international health campaign. It is organized by various organizations to help spread knowledge about breast cancer and to raise money that will be used for further medical research. The ultimate objective is to remind women that the earlier the cancer can be detected, the higher the probability of curing it. To achieve this, we must be knowledgeable on its symptoms and how to detect them.
According to doctors, women should start self-examination of the breasts as early as 20. By 40, women are advised to have an annual mammogram screening.
I found a site called National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. that you may find very informative and useful. The site includes tutorials on how to self examine breasts, myths about breast cancer, symptoms, and other pertinent data.
Several companies all over the globe come up with events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few that I've seen here in the Philippines:
1. The Estée Lauder Companies are currently selling Pink Ribbon beauty products to help raise funds and promote awareness. Join their Facebook Page to share your message of hope through their simple application.
2. ICanServe Foundation has collaborated with Swatch and came up with the ICanServe Watch. It is available for Php5000 ($113) in all Swatch outlets in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. The foundation website is rich in information about breast cancer and includes helpful videos.
Photo courtesy of ICanServe Foundation
Prevention is always better than cure. Let's all take the initiative to spread this campaign to our family, relatives, and friends.
I hope you enjoyed the nail art despite the seriousness of this post. On the lighter side of things, I actually was surprised to have found a good number of pink nail polishes on my stash to use for this nail design.