October is Pink around On Board Organics. With much of our clients being women, we like to go pink the month of October and remind men and women alike of the significance of self breast exams and if your over the age of 40, or find something unusual we encourage you to seek medical advice.
Breast cancer is something that is no longer kept quiet, people are becoming more aware of the signs and symptoms of this heart-wrenching disease. But prevention, and early detection is essential to a positive outcome. This is not just a lady issue, but effects mankind. So men that applies to you as well. We at On Board are passion about Breast Cancer awareness and our way of giving back to our community and help with awareness is donating to this cause. Each scrub sold this month we donate $1. And for those of you shopping online, use promo code SCRUBBY to get 10% off a 4 ounce body scrub. All will be wrapped with the pink bags.
How to give a self- breast exam according to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This is to be done once a month.
1) In the Shower
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.
2) In Front of a Mirror
Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.
Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.
3) Lying Down
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
If any changes occur, please seek medical advice.
As always.. You can find us the Month of October in following Farmers Markets:
Saturday, October 1 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 2 Brentwood 9-2
Saturday, October 7 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 8 Brentwood 9-2
Wednesday, October 11 Hermosa Beach 12-6
Saturday, October 14 Playa Vista 9-2
Sunday, October 15 Brentwood 9-2
Saturday, October 21 Playa Vista 9-2
Sunday, October 22 Brentwood 9-2
Thursday, October 26 Westwood Village 11-6
Saturday, October 28 Costa Mesa 9-2
Sunday, October 29 Brentwood 9-2
Keep Calm and Carry On Board