It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – take a stand and help prevent this horrible disease.
Since starting this group I have tried to stick to posting positive, helpful information about my journey to clean living, but to be honest, in this day in age it can be hard to avoid the negative topics. No matter how scary the facts are I feel that by not sharing the truth I would be doing you a disservice. This is why while I try to keep it light and educational, there are of course times when I am the bearer or bad news. Some of the information in the images below are jarring, but they are real and it is of the utmost importance that they are shared. The more people see these truths the harder it is to ignore. The concept of “ignorance is bliss” is widely embraced these days because deep down everyone knows how corrupt our system is. When corporate greed comes before public health it can seem like it’s too big a problem for any one person to change. For that reason i understand when people shut down and say “everything will kill you, what can you do?” I felt that way too until I realized we are in fact able to make the fight a personal one and in doing so help drive change. This is exactly the reason I began my Beautycounter business. It is true that if everyone made small changes it would lead to big results and we are seeing that first hand. There has been a major shift in the market that is obvious to everyone. Think about how many more options you now have for organic foods and safer personal care and cleaning products. The more we support companies that care the easier it will be for like-minded organizations to emerge. For me, becoming a Beautycounter consultant affords me the ability to support a company whose very foundation was built around the mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. The work our CEO, Gregg Renfrew, and top executives do in Washington to try to affect change and fight for more health protective laws to be enacted to protect consumers is inspirational and monumental. Being part of that is truly amazing.
Being that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to take a stand if you haven’t already. If you take a moment to read the following images and really think about what they are saying I am certain you will be moved to action. Your health, the health of our future generations and our planet is being threatened and you have the power to help change that. When trying to help be careful of companies that “pink wash”, which is the common practice of using the pink ribbon emblem in an effort to raise money for a cure (often VERY small amounts are actually donated), but simultaneously selling products linked to causing the disease. Instead, find companies that are trying to prevent this disease before it starts by committing to not using harmful ingredients that have been linked to breast cancer and other cancers and diseases.
Beautycounter supports the Breast Cancer Fund which focuses on PREVENTION of this devastating disease. Help us educate on the importance of prevention and host a Beautycounter Social Gathering of friends and family in October. I will donate a portion of all sales to The Breast Cancer Fund.
Of course, if you want to go a step further you can talk to me about joining Beautycounter and spreading our mission, passion and knowledge.