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HellloOOoOoOOoOOooOOooooooooooo and Welcome to my 500th Post!!!!!!

I thought long and hard about what I would like to do to commemorate this significant milestone in my blogging career and could reach no solution.

I asked my fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter and although coming up with good suggestions (the most common being, “Bake a Cake”) I couldn’t settle on any one idea.

And then I had an “Eureka!” moment, one morning as I was getting ready for work.

Why don’t I blog, bake and commemorate my 500th blog post to raise awareness towards the Breast Cancer Awareness month?

I could still have fun celebrating this feat, and still be able to do some good!

November has long been associated with Movember and needs no introduction, but I bet not many people realize that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Having lost someone very dear to us recently to cancer (lungs), I cannot stressed but to say, please get yourself checked as soon as possible if you have the slightest inkling.

Cancer does not discriminate and will not choose to attack based on religion, beliefs, race, or virtue.

If it strikes, it strikes.

So I thought, I’d bake some lovely muffins, (Banana Muffins with pink cream cheese frosting to be exact), and get you to start checking your bits for any lumps, distortions or swelling.

Remember, this is Cancer we are dealing with, and even though it is breast cancer, again, it does not discriminate.

Check this really fun Breast Cancer advertising campaign by Rethink Breast Cancer

So whatever gender you are, follow the 5 steps outlined by the Breast Cancer Foundation in checking for abnormalities in your pectoral region.

To showcase that breast cancer and Cancer does not discriminate, I also baked a couple of different muffins 🙂

Part of the selection of muffins used in the above pictures contained Gluten-Free Apple Muffins using Pink Lady apples, Banana Muffins (as mentioned earlier) with and without pink cream cheese frosting.

Don’t forget that 24 October 2011 is Pink Ribbon Day and therefore, you should dress up in your brightest pink, arrange a morning tea, start donating and remember to pass the message on.

Remember that early detection saves lives, so start checking today!

Breast Cancer Facts:

  • Did you know that nearly 1 in every 9 women in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime?
  • 9 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history
  • In Australia, one woman dies of breast cancer every four hours
  • At this point, there are no ways to prevent breast cancer, hence early detection by checking (either yourself or via your doctor) is the best prevention
  • Breast cancer checks are free!

For more Breast Cancer Facts, please visit:
Department of Health
Breast Cancer Care
Cancer Council Victoria 

Banana Muffin and Gluten Free Apple Muffin recipes to follow in up-coming posts

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