Breast Cancer Awareness
Bonfire Snowboarding Outerwear and Salomon Snowboards have teamed up with CCS to offer two limited edition t-shirts this October with 100% of the profits donated to Boarding for Breast Cancer.
London-based Research Studios designed the artwork for the two tee shirts. They feature clever artwork screen printed on a white tee. The Bonfire “Hooters” shirt features a startled owl. The Salomon tee features two “Nice Puppies”. They retail for $19.99 and can be purchased from CCS online until the end of October or while supplies last.
Bonfire Tee is here:
Salomon Tee is here:
Bonfire Snowboarding is committed to supporting breast cancer awareness through a long standing partnership with Boarding For Breast Cancer, a foundation for breast cancer awareness and research inspired by Bonfire Founder Brad Steward’s Aunt Monica, who passed away from complications with the disease at the age of 28. A portion of every purchase from the Bonfire women’s snowboarding line is donated to B4BC.
Check yo self tips from ehow.com
1. Start by taking off your shirt and bra and stand in front of a mirror that is clean and in good lighting. Look at your breasts for any physical abnormalities, lumps, bumps, indents (don't count those stretch marks ladies, we all have them!) While you are doing your exam make sure you glance at the nipple once in a while to make sure there is no discharge, unless you are breast feeding, in that case it is perfectly normal.
2. Perform your self breast exam lying down with no clothes or bra on. If it feels weird, just relax, remind yourself that you are doing something that is good for your body and completely normal.
3. Pretend that your breast is a clock! Start your self breast exam by putting your left hand behind your head, and checking the left breast starting at the twelve o'clock position. Take the pads of your first three fingers and gently but firmly press into the breast tissue, rub firmly to feel around for any bumps, lumps, or other wise abnormal spots. It's going to hurt just a bit. Keep moving around the breast from the twelve o'clock position in a clockwise pattern until you come back to the twelve o'clock point.
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is the most effective way to find breast cancer early, up to 2 years before the lump is even large enough to feel. A mammogram is a special kind of X-ray of your breasts. The amount of radiation used in the X-ray is very small and not harmful.
Mammograms detect cancer because cancer is more dense (thicker) than the normal part of the breast. A radiologist will look at the X-rays for signs of cancer or other breast problems.