How many of you have scrolled through your social media feed or read an article and seen the term “self-care” come up again and again? It seems the term is popping up everywhere in mainstream media, sparking a national conversation about women’s wellbeing and how women can prioritize themselves in a world where we are constantly being pulled in multiple directions at once. Self-care is certainly getting buzz, and for good reason! Taking care of Y-O-U is our greatest priority. But it can be hard to think tangibly about what self-care means for you and what actions you can take to practice self-care beyond taking a bath or cooking a healthy meal.
Throughout the month of March, in honor of Women’s History Month, Bright Pink will be inspiring women to self-care by prioritizing their breast and ovarian health. As we reflect upon our rich history of fearless females who have paved the way for better women’s rights and well-being (think Mary-Claire King, the woman who discovered the BRCA gene and transformed how we identify breast and ovarian cancer), we realize that it is now on us, the women of today, to extend the dreams and actions of health heroes of the past by playing a role in shaping women’s health of the future. After all, when women prioritize their breast and ovarian health, they are better equipped to be proactive health advocates both for themselves and the women they love.
All month long, we’ll encourage women across the nation to be their own health heroes and self-care by:
- Assessing their risk for breast and ovarian cancer using our award-winning digital tool, Assess Your Risk™, and
- Sharing the quiz with 8 women in their life to empower others to take proactive steps for their breast and ovarian health.
We’ll measure our progress as a growing community of women’s health heroes with a live map that tracks who has #selfcareandshare‘d by state. The map will demonstrate the number of women throughout the U.S. who have assessed their risk and are empowered to be proactive health advocates for themselves and the women in their lives.
Join us in making history this Women’s History Month by assessing your risk and sharing self-care with 8 women you love.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Together, let’s transform Women’s History Month into a conversation that honors the past and enables a brighter future for women’s health. It’s up to us, and there is no time like the present to get started.
Join our conversation this month by following Bright Pink on social media and using the hashtag #SelfCareandShare.