Welcome to October! You may be aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may also be aware that I am a breast cancer survivor, so this is a highly personal message today. Ladies, if you are over the age of 40 please, please make sure to get an annual mammogram. If you haven’t had one in at least a year, call to schedule one. The life you save could be your own. I know. I was not in any risk group. I was under age 50; I never smoked; I lead a healthy lifestyle. But bam! There it was. One in eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime. The earlier you catch it, the better your chances for survival. So don’t wait. Please call to schedule your mammogram.
Also, to steal a concept from Tip O’Neill, I believe that, like politics, all healthcare is local. So this month, Gorgeous Fabrics will donate 10% of all cut-fabric (except muslin) sales to the Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center. Winchester BCC is where I was diagnosed, and they provide services and support to tens of thousands of women in the Boston area. So you can not only look great in your Gorgeous Fabrics, you can feel great about them too!