It’s breast cancer awareness month!

October 20, 2009 —

Pink RibbonIt’s October so you’ve probably seen countless pink ribbons adorning everything from t-shirts to coffee cups. Breast cancer awareness is very important and I believe it’s an issue that has touched everyone in some way. Perhaps you’re able to run or walk in the Komen Race for the Cure Saturday, Oct. 24 in Des Moines. That’s always a great event and you know money goes to a good cause.

I just wanted to point something out… I know everyone says it’s important to raise $$$ for breast cancer research. But few of us know what that means or where such amazing-ness happens. So here’s an article for you to read just a tiny bit about breast cancer research happening in your own backyard – right at DMU. DMU’s Dr. Strom is doing amazing research that could radically change breast cancer treatment and help save lives!

Since we can’t all be researchers, here’s a few smaller ways we can each help: Click here daily to help raise money toward mammograms for underprivileged women. Take this Facebook pledge to “know your girls” (AND follow through so you DO know your girls) and Yoplait will donate ten cents to the cause. Check out some items that raise $$ or awareness of breast cancer. Learn more about breast cancer and related topics on the Komen site.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
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    Wear something pink on October 30 and donate £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign to help fight the disease.

  • http://www.dimurini.com/ Breast Cancer

    A specialist designer bra and loungewear range has been released for women who have undergone breast cancer. It uses Aloe Vera infused fabric which is said to ease discomfort, it has wider underarm wings to hide any scaring and to stop irritation and it has special no feel labels for the same reason. The range is by Di Murini lingerie.