Continuing in the spirit of this month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the lovely Cathy Miller invited me to write this guest post on breast cancer risk factors on her Simply Stated Health Care business blog. I was delighted that she invited me back into her blogosphere – it must mean I was well-behaved enough when I was her guest for the first time a few weeks ago when I discussed the health benefits of volunteering!

If you’re someone who should have a mammogram (whether because of your age group or risk factors), but haven’t already done so, don’t delay any longer – speak to your doctor about screening.

How Can You Help Others?
Again, if you literally have $2 to spare (or more!), please consider donating to the Susan G. Komen “3 Day For The Cure” – Cathy Miller is about to embark upon her 8th of these walks in the fight against cancer.  She still needs a wee bit more by way of donations to allow her to undertake the walk, so dig around under the sofa or in that old never-used-teapot! Any spare few dollars that you can find will be massively welcomed! Visit her page to make a small donation today. Your few dollars will make a world of difference.



Image credit Free Digital Photos.


  1. I offered a small donation to Cathy to support her run for cancer. I wish I’d do it with her. I’ll be thinking of her on that day. Thanks for spreading her word.

  2. Okay, we’ll try this again since the gremlins ate my previous comment.

    First-the pleasure was all mine, Nicky. I do appreciate you keeping me supplied with 1st class posts. 🙂

    Second-Jacqui-thanks so much for supporting me in the 3-Day. I sent you an email through the 3-Day site, but the gremlins are everywhere! This gives me a chance (I hope) to thank you publicly for your generosity. It’s a cause close to my heart as my sister is a 12+year survivor and 3 of my teammates are survivors.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Begone, gremlins & let THIS comment go through!

  3. Thank you, Jacqui. Somehow I can’t seem to walk away. 😉 There’s all kind of volunteer opportunities, too. Those volunteers rock! It’s hard work-I was on the crew one year and thought it was harder than walking. 🙂

    In any event, I do appreciate your support!