Friday, October 16, 2015

Carrying on With Breast Cancer Awareness

This month is breast cancer awareness month.
Here are some facts about breast cancer:


  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. 

There is good news though. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
I am playing along with Colourarte's Orange is the new black challenge. Kind of went outside the box on this one. For some reason I thought of the witch in the Wizard of Oz and her legs sticking out after the house fell on her. I thought of a pumpkin representing mammograms squishing cancer which was represented by the witch.

I made an art journal page --


I played with Twinkling H2Os  which are these fun watercolors in jars. They are shimmery and fun!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get those mammograms!!

Adding this to hmixedmediamc.blogspot monthly challenge. From the wordsearch, I found the words pumpkin and witch. 

8 comments:

Nicole Robinson said...

Great journal page!! BL

Sandee Setliff said...

Awesome page with a very important message!

Cindy Brown said...

amazing tFs and play with ColourArte Challenge

Terri Sproul said...

fun project thanks for playing along

Paula Jennings said...

very cute page! and absolutely important message. You have a wonderful doctor. BL

Donna B. said...

Very fun art journal page. Love those witchy legs. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Karen Crossen said...

LOVE this!! I am a huge advocate of early detection - my mother-in-law and Granny are also survivors due to early detection!! So glad you made this - love that you killed the witch with a mammogram reminder!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

great piece! it has such a fun feel to it. and i LOVE my twinkling h20s too... so much fun. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
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