a guest post.{keep calm & fight on}

As we speak I am running at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure today! :] I am super excited & can't wait to make a difference for all those fighting & for those survivors! :]

But as for today I have another amazing young lady to guest post -- Miss Ashley from {The Heart of Life} blog! I have had the pleasure of getting to know Ashley over the last few months & she is def. a sweet heart & I can't wait to actually meet her in person here soon :) 
Hello there, lovely readers of My Unrehearsed Life!
I’m Ashley from the heart of life: a loyal reader to Ashlyn’s fabulous blog & a huge fan of the month of October.

Can’t you tell?
I have a fall-inspired love affair with pumpkin patches, apple cider, pumpkin-spice anything, boots, scarves, bonfires, football… Let's just say, I love this entire season and everything that it’s goodness can throw my way. Wanna know another reason why I’m a huge fan of October?
Because October is also breast cancer awareness month.

Breast cancer affects TONS of women. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer of all women in the U.S. Can you think of someone close to you that’s been affected? Sadly, I bet all of you can picture a loved one you know that has survived, battled, or been lost to breast cancer, almost immediately. You’re not alone. The fact that breast cancer is becoming such a prevalent disease among women is an awful thing, to say the least. October (and all of it’s greatness) is a month for promoting awareness and inspiring research, as well as breast-cancer-related events, that will help put an end to this disease. That, my friends, is a wonderful thing.

Without breast cancer awareness month, we wouldn’t get to see our favorite NFL athletes dress up with pink cleats, we wouldn’t have the chance to be inspired to walk or run in breast cancer 5K’s, we wouldn’t see the color pink incorporated into almost every item at the store, and we wouldn’t sport our “save the ta-tas” bumper stickers on our cars. (Okay, maybe we still would.) Would there still be breast-education and support to all women, with or without breast cancer,  if not for this awareness month? Absolutely. Finding a cure for breast cancer is a year-round effort. October is just used as the designated month of awareness and the empowerment of women. It’s a month to think about & support those who are, or have been, affected. It’s a month to make a difference and educate other women about this disease, however you can. It’s a month to wear pink in remembrance and with pride.

Ladies- seriously, make sure to “feel your boobies”, get those annual mammograms, and be involved in any efforts to help “save the ta-tas.”

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{pinterest.com via Ashley}

And to everyone incredible woman who is battling with breast cancer, this month and always, remember…
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Here’s to women empowering women. What a -you guessed it- powerful thing.
How will you support breast cancer this October?