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The NFL gets involved in Breast Cancer Awareness with A Crucial Catch!

NFL A Crucial Catch

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and since 2009 the NFL has decided to get involved. Every October, do not be surprised if you see a little pink in the players jerseys, the coaches hats, or anywhere else in or around the stadium. The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society. All the apparel worn by players and coaches along with special balls and coins will be auctioned off. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The NFL “Crucial Catch” program is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women over 40.

Check out their website: http://www.nfl.com/pink to buy pink NFL apparel with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. You can also schedule yearly mammograms and bid on auction items all on their website.

Do you know of anything special going on for Breast Cancer Awareness month? Let us know!


Saks Fifth Avenue Fights Women’s Cancer

Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure

Saks Fifth Avenue is showing their support in the fight against women’s cancer this October. Elie Tahari has designed exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue a long sleeve tee shift reading “where there’s love, there’s life” and covered with a heart and key logo supporting the idea of a “key to the cure”.

When you shop at Saks during the weekend of October 20th to the 23rd, Saks will donate 2% of all sales to local and national women’s cancer charities. Jennifer Hudson is the 2011 Ambassador for EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund and Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure.

Every year there is a kick-off event hosted in Chevy Chase. This year the event takes place on the 20th from 6-9pm. It is a night of shopping, entertainment, food from local restaurants, and always a raffle. It all benefits the Women’s Cancer Program at Suburban Hospital.

Do you know about any fun charitable events coming up in your area? Let us know!


Live, Love, Laugh: Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors and Research at the Living in Pink Luncheon

Living in Pink Luncheon

Last Friday at the Fairmont Hotel women gathered from all over Washington DC to celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors and Research at the Living in Pink Luncheon. After the fun shopping and mingling at the many various venders there was the luncheon. There was a lovely bell sound that announced the start of lunch and everyone headed into the ballroom, draped in pink. The gift bags were placed on every table and EBeauty’s Wig Exchange display card was placed in every bag along with items from other sponsors. Salmon and shrimp was served and the waiters were generous with the wine. For desert everyone was given a sorbet cake type thing with a breast cancer ribbon on top.

The best part of the luncheon is hands down the speakers. The beginning of the lunch started off with Greta Kruez from ABC7 talking about her morning. It just so happened that the Living in Pink Luncheon was on the same day as the Susan G. Komen 3 day race. She had spent her morning interviewing women who were walking in the pouring rain for the Susan G. Komen 3 day race. A women who she interviewed said that she had no problem walking in the rain because it was like “pink sunshine”. Councilman Jack Adams was there and he talked about his experience with breast cancer. He lost his wife a few years back to breast cancer, when his three children were four years old. He talked about being a single father and raising his children while trying to raise awareness for breast cancer.

All in all it was a very touching event. Women from all walks of life were brought together to raise money for breast cancer research and to continue the efforts of Living of Pink in bringing awareness to the people.

Do you know of any Breast Cancer Awareness Events coming up? Let us know!

Living in Pink!

Living in Pink Luncheon and Boutique

Come Join EBeauty this Friday September 23rd at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC as we celebrate the fight for breast cancer with Living in Pink! On its eighth year now, Michele Conley and the Living in Pink crew sure know how to do it up right. Every year they host an annual Living in Pink luncheon and boutique. Unlike other charitable luncheons this one has its own sparkle, something different. They fill the place with fabulous retail venders from different local stores all in support of breast cancer research. Everyone gets the chance to buy a little something.

The proceeds go to raising money towards the Living in Pink mission, helping to find a cure for breast cancer so that the next generation will not have to go through the emotional and physical pain of breast cancer surgery and treatment that today’s generation does. One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Living in Pink was founded in 2004 by Michele Conley a two time breast cancer survivor. For more information on the Living in Pink luncheon and boutique, check out their website at: http://www.livinginpink.com/

Do you know of any upcoming charitable events that EBeauty readers would love to be a part of? Let us know!

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!

EBeautySeptember marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It is the start of school for many people and the time for people to come home from the beach and return to their real lives. It is also National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly cancers for women. This month make sure to sport lots of teal in support of ovarian cancer awareness! Here we have 4 symptoms that have been shown to lead to ovarian cancer.

 

1. Feeling Bloated


2. Having Pelvic or Abdominal Pain


3. Having Problems Eating or Becoming Full Quickly


4. Having Urinary Urgency or Frequency

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are not singular to ovarian cancer and thus make it hard to diagnose. If any of these problems last for a long period of time than you should see a doctor, especially if you have a family history of ovarian cancer. Remember to rock your teal throughout the month of September in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness!

Do you know of any other symptoms that lead to ovarian cancer? Please let us know so that we can spread the word!


5 Reasons To Try Yoga Today!

EBeautyHave you been telling yourself that you would join a gym for the last 6 months? You are not alone. Lots of people swear to themselves that they will start working out…tomorrow. They just need the proper motivation. Yoga may be the answer to your problem. It is the perfect balance between exercise and relaxation. Still not convinced? Here are a few more reasons why yoga is right for you!

1. It increases your flexibility and lessens your chance of injury

Every pose works a specific muscle which increases your flexibility. Every time you work the poses, your chance of injury goes down as you are building your strength and flexibility in the muscle. If you are naturally clumsy than this would be a natural draw.

2. It reduces stress

Yoga is known to help soothe the mind and help you empty your thoughts. It allows you to just focus on the poses. The ability to erase all your troubles is a major reason why so many people love yoga. If you live a very stressful life then yoga might just be the cure to your problems.

3. It helps you lose weight

Another great thing about yoga is that although at first it may seem pretty easy, each pose actually takes a lot of muscle work. You have to hold each pose for long periods of time and after a while you start to lose weight. It is a very healthy way to exercise if you aren’t looking for something more exhaustive on the cardio side.

4. It helps improve muscle balance and stability

When you first start yoga, you may feel slightly unbalanced. After a short time of doing yoga you will quickly notice that your balance and stability improves drastically as the poses work on your core muscles. This is another draw for the clumsy by nature.

5. It is good for your heart. 

Yoga has been proven to decrease blood pressure, increase circulation, and reduce your pulse rate. The more yoga you do the more you are improving your fitness and reducing your chance for cardiovascular disease. If you have a history of heart disease in your family than yoga is a great preventative action to take!

Do you have any great reasons to try yoga? Tell us and we can let everyone know!

10 Things to Ask Your Gynecologist

EBeauty gynoNo one particularly likes going to the gynecologist. It is something that simply needs to be done and gotten over with. Going to the gynecologist is important to a women’s health and so it is crucial that all the right questions are asked and not simply ignored. Unless you speak up, the doctor will not be able to guess all the questions you need answered. Here we will give you a quick guide on a few essential questions you may need to ask your gynecologist.

 

1. Sex has been painful lately, Is that normal?

Totally embarrassing, I know, but if you can’t talk to your gyno about this stuff than who can you tell? She will ask you some follow up questions and give you all the options that it could be. Chances are that it is totally normal, but when it comes to things like this it is always important to ask a medical professional.

2. I’ve been itchy…down there. Is that really bad?

When it comes to something like this people always freak out. In reality it could be a million things. It is very important to ask your doctor because they are the only ones who actually know one thing from another. Don’t go buying anything over the counter until you see your doctor because that stuff could do more harm than good.

3. I think I might smell…down there too. Is that normal? Can I fix that?

This is a very sensitive subject. Women take a lot of care into their personal hygiene and the last thing they want is to smell…down there. Ask a doctor. Do not buy anything over the counter. Chances are this is something very normal that no one talks about for obvious reasons.

4. Should I get tested?

Duh. Of course you should. But go talk to your gyno. She will ask you some questions and then tell you that yes, you should get tested. That way you can be sure that you have no STDs. If you get tested and something does show up than you will be prepared to treat it.

5. My period has been painful and irregular lately. What does that mean?

Periods are tricky business. It could be a random bad cramping and PMS month or it could be more. You should go to your doctor to be sure. They will be able to calm your worries and hopefully solve your period problems.

6. How should I check my breasts for cancer?

The Gyno is the person to go to for this information. If you don’t already know how to do an at-home breast cancer check then ask your gynecologist the next time you see her and ask her about a mammogram.

7. I don’t like my birth control. Can I try something new?

This is a very important question. Birth control should be something that you are one hundred percent comfortable with. If you have any issues with yours than you need to bring it up with your doctor and ask about switching to another one.

8. Sometimes I pee a little in my pants. What does this mean?

This is not just a problem for little children and older people. It is more common in young adults than is commonly known. If you have an issue with this than do not hesitate to bring it up with your doctor.

9. I’m having some sex issues. Is there anything I can do to fix these?

If you can not bring this up with your gyno, that who can you bring it up with? Your sex issues could have a million different reasons behind them and it is important to ask your doctor before you assume that they originate somewhere else.

10. Does being a smoker affect my sexual health? 

Smoking affects your sexual health just as it affects all the other aspects of your health. It is important to bring up your concerns regarding being a smoker to your gynecologist in case she has any recommendations.

Do you have any good questions to ask your gynecologist? Let us know and we will share them with others!


5 Ways to Take Care of Your Wig

EBeauty Kperry wig

Katy Perry is known for her fun and outrageous jewel-tone colored wigs.

So you’ve started Chemo and you’ve accepted that yes, you are going to lose your hair. Now it is time to have some fun and get a wig. It is important that you know how to take care of your wig. Wig hair is a little different than what you are used to so some adjustments have to be made. With these few easy steps you will quickly be on your way to rocking the world in your fabulous new wig!

 

 

 

 

1. Washing it

You’re going to have to buy all new shampoo and conditioner designed especially for wigs. Save all your current shampoo and conditioner for later or just chuck it. You can probably buy the special shampoo from the place where you got your wig otherwise there are many places online. You will want to wash your wig about once every 12 wears.

2. Brushing it

You are also going to have to get new brushes and combs. Remember never to brush it when it is wet because this can damage the wig. You can use your brushes and combs to style your wig and make yourself look absolutely gorgeous!

3. Keeping it away from heat

This means hair dryers, flat irons, and curlers. If you want to wear your hair curly than you should buy a curly wig and a straight wig. Always let your wig air-dry naturally. Also, be careful in the kitchen. Don’t get too close to the stove. The problem with heat is that it can cause your wig to look frizzy and sometimes singe.

4. When your’e not wearing it…

The best place for it is on a wig stand. You can get one at the place you purchased your wig. If you don’t have a wig stand than a great little trick is to balance it on top of a can of hair spray made for your wig. Your wig needs to always be balanced as if it is on a head otherwise it will lose its shape.

5. Styling Essentials

Baby powder. If you think that your wig looks too shiny than baby powder is your new best friend. Apply a little bit and then shake the excess off and the shine will be a thing of the past. Also, if you think that your wig is overly voluminous. Maybe just too big, then spray it with a little cool water and brush it out with one of your new wig brushes. That should do the trick.

We need your help! Please donate your wig to the EBeauty Wig Exchange Program! Help support another beautiful woman undergoing treatment. 

Have any other tips or suggestions for taking care of your wig? Please let us know so we can tell others!

Email us at EBeauty@ebeauty.com with questions about the Wig Exchange Program. 

 


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