I partnered with Valvoline Instant Oil Change for this project, however opinions are 100% my own.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are going PINK to support it!
I am going PINK!
PINK Wipers are on my Jeep and they can be on yours to show your support! Why am I going PINK? I have been working in the medical field for over 25 years. Breast Cancer Awareness is not just something we bring up once a year, it’s a daily occurrence. Specifically, I do Breast MRI’s on women of all ages who have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer or have had Breast Cancer in the past. The emotions, the technology, and the care that goes into making a Breast MRI tolerable is one of the harder parts of my jobs. Then seeing that same patient return a few years later with metastatic cancer because they didn’t catch the Breast Cancer in time, it’s heartbreaking. Young women in their 30’s with families are dying from a lump found in their breast. So yes, Breast Cancer Awareness is part of my life every day.
Facts About Breast Cancer:
- Did you know 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime?
- Did you know every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer?
- When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
- Exercise boosts the immune system and helps you to keep your weight in check. With as little as three hours of exercise per week, or about 30 minutes a day, a woman can begin to lower her risk of breast cancer.
- A nutritious, low-fat diet (30 grams or less) with plenty of fruits and green and orange vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. A high-fat diet increases the risk because fat triggers estrogen production that can fuel tumor growth.
- Valvoline Instant Oil Change has donated over $86,500 for Breast Cancer Awareness since 2012.
You can get your PINK wipers at Valvoline Instant Oil Change. They are selling AutoTex PINK Wipers throughout October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) with proceeds going to National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). You can choose from full Pink Wipers or Black Wipers with a small pink ribbon. They are available at participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations found HERE.
You can WIN!
Be sure to buy YOUR PINK wipers, then enter the Pink My Ride Photo Contest for chance to win up to a year of free oil changes! Enter the Contest HERE!
Save money on your next oil change at Valvoline Instant Oil Change by using the coupon below!
About Valvoline Instant Oil Change:
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a full service 15-minute drive thru oil change with no appointment needed. Customers stay in their cars during the entire service making necessary car maintenance easy for busy people and moms since, the kids don’t have to get out of the car.
Henley Enterprises, Inc. founded in 1989, is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. Operating over 174 service centers across ten states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Valvoline Instant Oil Change does much more than just oil changes. They also perform many other services including tire rotations, belt replacements, fluid exchanges, battery services and air conditioning recharges.
To learn more about going PINK and find a location selling PINK wipers near you, visit viocpink.com
National Mammography Day:
National Mammography Day is October 19th – schedule your mammogram today! Don’t forget to do your self-breast exams each month!
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is doubling NBCF donations on DD-Day “Double Donation Day” on Saturday, September 29th on all wipers purchased. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, get them on 9/29!
What are you going to do to support Breast Cancer Awareness? Let us know in the comments below!
Don’t forget to buy YOUR PINK wipers, then enter the Pink My Ride Photo Contest for chance to win up to a year of free oil changes! Enter the Contest HERE!