Today we’re thinking pink from the Amalfi Coast! I’m very happy to be joining in with a great group of expat bloggers in Italy to paint the web pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a good community to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness. Here are some important facts from the National Breast Cancer Foundation about why you need an early detection plan:
The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. According to the National Cancer Institute:
- Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
- Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.
- When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%.
You can find out more information at the National Breast Cancer Foundation or in Italian at Nastro Rosa. Similar to last year, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken this past spring and summer of pink flowers in Italy. Most are from the Amalfi Coast, but there are a couple in there I took while in Florence this past May.
Here’s some of the bloggers in Italy participating in the pink post for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Linda – News From Italy
Anne – Anne from Oxfordshire
Rosa – Bell’Avventura Tripping Through Life
Cherrye – My Bella Vita
Lucy – On my way 2 work and Other Stuff
Donna – Maremma Guide
Lauren – Mamaquest
Veronika – Modenus Blog
Michelle – Bleeding Espresso
Eleonora – Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
JoAnne – Frutto della Passione
… And many more! Visit the website Mamma Felice to see a list of all the bloggers participating!