When I was in my 20s, I would barely notice as October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month come and go. When you are young and blessed with good health, you feel invincible, especially if your peers close to you are healthy too. Then, a former class mate of mine from grad school fell ill suddenly with breast cancer. She was in her early 30s, a normal healthy mother to 2 adorable little kids… no family history of breast cancer or any other known risk factors what-so-ever. Fortunately treatment was successful and she remains cancer-free so far, but that’s when it hit me that breast cancer, as well as many other common forms of cancer, is quite random: Any woman, young or old, risk factors or not, can get it. That’s why it is so important for all of us help raise awareness and help in the fight against breast cancer. As entrepreneurs we believe in self-empowerment and in taking charge of our destiny. The notion of empowerment is key in the fight against breast cancer as well, so we are very excited to announce that JUARA has partnered with CEW Cancer and Careers.
From October through December 2010. JUARA will be donating 10% of their proceeds from sales of the Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask on JUARA’s online boutique www.juaraskincare.com to Cancer and Careers.
JUARA’s Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask is a wet clay mask that strengthens skin’s defenses and brightens skin with a unique Turmeric complex that acts as a powerful antioxidant and is clinically proven to be effective. Over time skin will become brighter, stronger, and healthier. We chose this mask for Breast Cancer Awareness Month because Turmeric is such a key ingredient in Indonesian herbal medicine to maintain health and well-being.
Cancer and Careers’ mission is to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. To learn more visit www.cancerandcareers.org.
– YOSHIKO ROTH