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For the Cure — Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Probably NSFW, though completely tasteful; be ready on the Boss Button.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now in its 26th year.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man — yes, men can get breast cancer as well, though it’s better known in women — you should know the things to look for, and you should act quickly when you spot any suspicious signs.

Please support the cancer charity of your choice in your area, and let’s help to fight this dangerous disease!  On the Grid, a “Boobiethon” was organized by Her Grace the Lady Eva Bellambi, with better than US$1,500 raised for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

I suppose some wag out there will shout “Save the Boobs!” at some point; but, in this case, that’s quite appropriate.  Even us pixilated pictures of pulchritude have real-life operators behind the keyboard, and a good chunk of us probably know of, are related to, or have suffered from breast cancer.  It is far from an ignorable disease, which is why the fight is ongoing today.  Jill Eikenberry, best known from L. A. Law, helped raise awareness in the late 1980s and early 1990s with her own fight against cancer; let’s help carry on the battle.

UPDATE, October 9, 12:32 p.m.: We Harpers are of one mind on this; Harper Beresford has written an excellent piece, much more profound than my own little touch here, at A Passion for Virtual Fashion.

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