By Cristin Van Horn, Edgewater Studio Manager
Hey Janes, this month’s newsletter is about your GIRLS… the ones in your sports bra. Knockers, tatas, jugs, or bee stings, we are celebrating your breasts this month!
October is breast cancer awareness month, so get comfortable with your girls! And while breast cancer cannot yet be prevented, early detection can save your life. So, if you don’t give yourself breast exams yet...what are you waiting for?? Pour yourself a glass of wine and get to groping. If you’re not quite sure the best way to self exam, just check out the guide in all our Jane DO showers! Doctors recommend giving yourself a quick check at least once a month, to really get to know your body, that way you can recognize any changes early on. Mammograms can detect tumors even before you can feel them, so if you have concerns, or are over 40 you should be getting a yearly test.
But this month is about more than just breast exams and an excuse to wear pink, it’s about body awareness, taking charge of your feminine health, and celebrating your sisters. October is filled with walks, marathons, and gatherings to support and uplift cancer survivors, their families, friends, and advocates. And shouldn’t we all be advocates for our bodies and boobies!
So grab your girls (the ones down your shirt and in your circle) and get to walking, talking, and celebrating your health, happiness, and strength this October.
Want to get involved? Jane DO will be leading the warm up for the entire Hudson County walk which will be taking place on October 28th at 10am in Lincoln Park. If you want to join our team for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk, sign up here. Create a login, join the walk, and search “Jane DO” under teams. We hope to see you there!
We are also selling tanks and a portion of sales will go to our team fundraiser for the Making Strides Walk! Get yours here.