As you may have realized from the festive pink everything and Komen walk earlier this month, that October is breast cancer awareness month. One group, Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! stays active all year round.
Next Friday November 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 Don’t Be a Chump will be holding their second annual Fall Fling Shopping Extravaganza. The event will support local artists and vendors while reminding men and women to examine themselves for lumps monthly and schedule their next mammogram.
I went to this event last year. It was amazing. Lots of very cool stuff. For instance, if you are a fan of Amy Love’s Love Buttons, then you need to be there.
In addition to their nearly monthly events, Don’t Be a Chump sends out monthly reminders through e-mail to anyone who signs up on their website. The goal of organizations like this, as well as Breast Cancer awareness month, is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. If you haven’t done your monthly exam and scheduled your next mammogram make sure you do it today!
The Fall Fling Shopping extravaganza will be held at 528 W. Lynwood, Phoenix, AZ 85003. More info can be found on the Don’t Be a Chump’s Website