Support The Most Diagnosed Cancer in Latinas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Even though Latinas have lower breast cancer rates than white women, they are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, when the cancer is harder to treat.

As a reminder starting at age 40, women should have mammograms every 1-2 years. However, women at any age can request a mammogram based on family history and if you find any unusual bumps during self-examination.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share some awesome products that are helping to raise funds and awareness.

– Avon.com is supporting Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade

– Jergens & Bioré is supporting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

– Smashbox Cosmetics’s limited-edition shade of ‘Be Legendary‘ Lip Gloss and Clinique Pink With A Purpose Long Last Lipstick ‘Power With Pink‘ is supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

– Essie 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection is supporting City of Hope

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The One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon

runnersYou prepare a long time for a marathon by eating right, entering a vigorous exercising routine and getting your mind set. The sun is shining and friends and family are there cheering you on. When suddenly, it hits, a bomb explodes and people run everywhere. First responders, policeman and fireman spring into action to save the innocent lives.

This was the scene one year ago at the Boston Marathon. Now one year later, many people may still be shocked, heartbroken and confused on why their own loved ones. In situations like this, there are always innocent by standards ready to help.

The innocent by standard that day was Carlos Arredondo, a man that photographers captured him assisting with the rescue of survivor Jeff Bauman. Bauman was a man who lost both legs in the attack.

For many people, attending the marathon a year later is a bit scary, which they are not to blame. Arredondo will attend this year’s marathon with Bauman’s family and hopes that “it is a better day”.

The most heroic act of that day was when Bauman helped make a case against the criminals and Arredondo helped saved Bauman life.

With every tragedy there is always an act of heroism and this case is no exception. Showing support and attending the marathon gives hope that people move on with the support of others.

Sing for Autism

team jellybeanIt takes a village to raise a child and a huge part of that is giving back to our community. There is no need for us to wait for Autism Awareness Month to support our children. IGGY’s NYC is hosting an Autism Awareness Karaoke event for Team Jellybean Saturday March 1, 2014, from 7-9pm. Team Jellybean is made up of many different people in support of Autism Awareness and is participating in the 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks to help find the missing pieces of Autism. One of our own fashion contributors at LatinTrends Magazine and famous plus-size model Christina Mendez is a well known advocate and spokesperson for Autism Speaks. Suggested donation at the door is $10 with raffles and giveaways. Use your voice for those who cannot and show some love for this buzz worthy event for a great cause! Register Here!