October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this year they are celebrating 25 years of awareness.  While they are celebrating their 25 year of awareness it is important for you to educate yourself on the issue.  Did you know that According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year (NBCAM).  That is almost 1 out of every five women in the city of Houston (if I am doing my math right).  Scary.

So, what can you do to help?  If you didn’t get a chance to run in the Race for the Cure last weekend, check out their website for dates for next year.  Houston is the largest fund-raising city for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation and we should keep the tradition going.  Click here.

You can also “shop” for the cure.  Many retailers offer a signature pink item that you can purchase during the month of October and they will donate different amounts to the cause.  Click here for Lucky Magazine’s breast cancer beauty items.  They make great gifts!

For the month of October Baked Sugar will be donating when you shop too!  For every dozen signature PINK cupcakes purchased, Baked Sugar will be donating 10% to fight breast cancer.   To order just fill out the online order form, pick your cake flavor, and in the notes section just note that you would like the signature PINK cupcakes, or breast cancer fighting sweets.  They will come looking like this and you will be donating to the cause.  Click the picture to order today.

Signature PINK breast cancer fighting cupcakes