Friday, October 7, 2022

October Recommendations: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More progress needs to be made to improve outcomes for Black women with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer. Ladies and gentlemen, get checked. Go to your local 211 or local healthcare facility to find out about free breast cancer screenings in your area. Also check out the these websites for more information:

Here are some tips to help prevent breast cancer…. 

  • Keep a healthy weight.

  • Be physically active.

  • Choose not to drink alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation.

  • If you are taking, or have been told to take, hormone replacement therapy birth control pills, speak to your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you.

  • Breastfeed your children, if possible.

  • If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your risk.

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Don’t forget about our 2022 SCBookGal and Friends Reading Challenge!!!!!

To be eligible to win a $10 Amazon Gift card, you just have to read a book on the list or a book that can fit within the theme. If you participate every month in 2022, you will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet that will be given away in December. Your monthly entry can be entered here.  You can check out our blog at or check us out on facebook- SCBookGal & Friends.  Happy Reading!!!!

2022 SCBookGal and Friends Monthly Themes

January- Read a book from SCBookGal and Friends January Magazine suggestions

February- Read a young adult novel by an african american author

March- Watch a  book made into a film or television series

April- Borrow a book from your local library and read

May- Read a book about concerning mental health

June- Read a book written by a local author

July- Attend a book festival

August- Listen to an audiobook

September- Read a self-help/ self-improvement book 

October- Read a book whose cover has your favorite color

November- Read a book by a new author

December- Read a book by one of SCBookGal and Friends spotlight authors

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