18 September 2013

Top 7 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

With the Customized Girl fundraiser for breast cancer research fully underway and the fact that next month is breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite designs that you can easily customize on our website! Show your support for breast cancer awareness by checking out all of the designs we have available for you to choose from!

Here are some of our favorite breast cancer awareness shirt designs

Fight Like Girl, Win Like A Woman

While guys may think they are stronger, the truth is they can’t fight like a girl and win like a woman can!

Fight like a girl breast cancer shirt

POW Pink

Channel your super heroine with these POW shirts! With our official hashtag for breast cancer research being #PinkCure, these two designs are naturally one of our favorites!

POW Pink Breast Cancer Shirt

POW Cure

POW Cure Breast Cancer Shirt

Save the Boobies

Since breast cancer awareness and Halloween fall in the same month, we had to create a shirt that would combine both!

Save the boobies breast cancer shirt

Real Men Rock Pink

Men may shy away from wearing pink 11 months out of the year, but October is the one month they’ll wear pink proudly to show their support for breast cancer!

Real Men Rock Pink Breast Cancer Shirt

Time to Tackle Breast Cancer

Who’s tough? Women are tough, but so are football players! With the football season here, what better time to show your support for breast cancer than on a football jersey?

Time to Tackle Breast Cancer Shirt

Survivor

A pink watercolor ribbon shirt for the breast cancer survivor.

Survivor Breast Cancer Shirt

These are our favorite designs! What are your favorites?

Top 7 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt Designs

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11 September 2013

Background Story on The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Last week, we announced our community partnership with The Stefanie Spielman Fund to raise money for breast cancer research. With 10% of the proceeds from orders using promo CGCURE going to breast cancer research, we wanted to share with you the background story behind The Stefanie Spielman Fund so you would know more about the organization and cause you are helping out with your purchases.

Like us, Stefanie Spielman and her husband Chris are from Ohio! They were high school sweethearts and were married after graduating from Ohio State. Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 after she found a lemon-sized lump during a breast self-exam.

Stefanie was only 30 years old when she got the news from her doctor that she did indeed, have breast cancer. Family was and is the number one priority for the Spielmans so when Chris got the news, he decided to take a year off from football to stay home and care for his family. This brought the family a lot of national attention since Chris was a professional football player at the time. With the media attention and overwhelming support of well wishes they were receiving, Chris and Stefanie instantly knew there was more they could do to educate people about breast cancer and the importance of prevention.

The Spielmans began teaming up with local businesses to raise money for OSUCC-James Hospital, where Stefanie was receiving treatment. They had a goal of raising $250,000 within the first six months; however, they soon exceeded that amount and were able to raise more than $1,000,000 for The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. This ongoing support from the local community has led to more than $10 million raised to support breast cancer patients and research at OSUCCC-James Hospital.

Sadly, in November 2009, Stefanie lost her battle with cancer. However, she had a final message to the world, “continue to fight!”

Let’s continue to fight and help raise funds for this great cause and organization!

Learn more about our fundraiser for breast cancer research.

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4 September 2013

Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research

This week, we kickoff our fundraising efforts for breast cancer research! We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with The Stefanie Spielman Fund as an official community partner!

Since Customized Girl is all about offering custom apparel for women, we were thrilled at the opportunity to organize a fundraising event for breast cancer research! We also feel especially connected to the cause with pink being both the official color for breast cancer awareness and the color of Customized Girl.

To support those with breast cancer, we have filled our gallery with custom breast cancer shirts that can easily be customized! Every time you use promo code CGCURE, 10% of your order will go to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. In addition, you will also receive $3.94 off your order when entering the promotion code at checkout! Put these savings toward your shipping cost and you’ll find you are essentially getting your order shipped for free!

Last year we were able to raise over $7,000 for breast cancer research and this year, with your help, we hope to top that amount! Thank you in advance for your help in the effort to raise funds for breast cancer research!

Use promo code CGCURE and get $3.94 off your order for free shipping. Plus, 10% of proceeds from all orders using this promo code will be donated to breast cancer research!

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26 November 2012

Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research

During the month of October, we offered a promotional code in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month with 10% of the proceeds to go to breast cancer research. We are pleased to announce that we raised $7,405.39! This money has been donated to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, which is devoted to advancing research in breast cancer.

We would like to thank all of our customers for making this possible. Nearly 1,300 of you used the code to support this great cause. Many of those orders were for breast cancer shirts, personalized with a name of a loved one. Thanks to you, we’re helping the fight against breast cancer.

Our CEO, Taj Schaffnit, presents the check to Katie Brennan of The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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1 October 2012

Help Us Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research!

Women’s health is important to us at Customized Girl. That’s why we are running a promotion in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For the entire month of October, use code CGPINK at checkout to take $3.94 off of your order. It’s like getting U.S. economy shipping for free! We will be donating 10% of all proceeds of orders using this code to a breast cancer research charity at the end of the month! You’ll not only save yourself some money, but you’ll be helping to save lives! You can use this code on breast cancer support shirts or any other items on our website. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping and support this great cause!

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11 September 2012

Promo Code for the Week of 9/10/12

CG911: Free U.S. economy shipping. October is breast cancer awareness month. Help promote awareness by making custom apparel in support of someone you love or the fight against the disease. We have breast cancer awareness shirts perfect for walks or charity events! Offer ends 9/17/12 at 11:59 PM EST.

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6 December 2011

Design Custom Shirts for a Charity Walk! CG Fan Spotlight, Denise.

Hi CG fans! This week we wanted to give a special shout out to Denise of  New Jersey.  Denise has been a survivor of Breast Cancer for close to ten years, and decided to raise money in order to help those struggling with this disease.

Denise organized a team that walked for the American Cancer Society on October 16th at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield, NJ.  Denise and her team raised nearly $2,ooo dollars!

 

Here is a list of those who contributed to the cause!
Denise Llewellyn
Charles Llewellyn – Denise’s husband
Kristen LLewellyn – Denise’s daughter
Brooklyn Dobres – Denise’s grandaughter
Keith Dobres – Denise’s son in law
Debbie Schuman – Denise’s sister
Stephanie Sessa – Denise’s friend of 34 years
Keri Schieder – Denise’s niece
Thomas Schieder – Denise’s nephew in law
Amelia Daleo – Denise’s friend
Michael Daleo – Denise’s friend

Great job to Denise and her team! Customized Girl is so proud to have been a part of such a great cause.  Shop all of our awareness designs, and let us be a part of your next charity walk or run!

 

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4 October 2010

Self Breast Exam 101

To kick off the month of October, and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at CustomizedGirl.com wanted to share with you the importance of monthly self examinations, and how to do a self-check.

Beginning at the age of 20, most doctors recommend that women take time to do a self breast exam at home.  Women who regularly examine their breasts have a better idea of how they feel, and are more apt to notice changes-including lumps or masses that could be early signs of cancer.  The best time to do a self exam is about a week after your period when your breasts are not tender or swollen.  Or, if you no longer have a period, you can just set aside a specific date each month for a self-check.  Most of the time breast changes are not cancer, but if you do notice any changes you should consult your doctor.

What to Look For:

According to Women’s Health Resource, there are a few main changes that you should check for during a routine self breast examination.

  • Any change in shape or size
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Nipple pain or an inverted nipple
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
  • Scaly-textured nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)

Note that breasts can change from month-to-month, so not every change is cause for concern. If you do notice lumps or abnormalities, check for the same thing on the other breast.  If you notice the same thing on both, they are probably normal.  As your self-exam becomes more routine it will become easier to distinguish what is normal and what is not.

Self Breast Exam Tests

WebMD offers six different tests that can be used for your monthly self-breast exam.

Test 1: Using a mirror, inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides, with your hands on your hips, and with your arms raised while flexing your chest muscles.

Test 2: Look for any changes in contour, swelling, dimpling of skin, or appearance of the nipple. It is normal if your right and left breasts do not match exactly.

Test 3: Using the pads of your fingers, press firmly on your breast, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Move around your breast in a circular, up-and-down, or wedge pattern. Remember to use the same method every month. Check both breasts.

Test 4: There are three patterns you can use to examine your breast: the circular, the up-and-down, and the wedge patterns. Use the pattern that is easiest for you, and use the same pattern every month.

Test 5: Gently squeeze the nipple of each breast and report any discharge to your doctor immediately.

Test 6: Examine both breasts lying down. To examine the right breast, place a pillow under your right shoulder and place your right hand behind your head. Using the pads of your fingers, press firmly, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Use the same pattern you used while standing. Repeat for your left breast.

The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection, and by taking just a few minutes each month to give yourself a  breast exam you might be giving yourself the chance to get ahead of this disease.

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24 September 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Approaching!

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible”~Christopher Reeve

As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! With September quickly winding down, it’s time to start getting ready for this month of awareness.  NBCAM is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, and cure.  This campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.  As anyone who has been affected by breast cancer themselves, or seen a loved one suffer from it knows, any support is appreciated and well received.

During the month of October there are various ways you can participate in NBCAM.  You can gather a group of family members and friends together to form a team for the National Race for the Cure in a city near you, do a 2-day breast cancer walk with your friends (or by yourself), and there is also the Susan G. Komen 3 Day For the Cure.  By participating in a charity walk or run you are donating funds to the cause, as well as getting outside and exercising with family and friends!

You can also participate in “Pink Days”! Pink is the chosen color to represent breast cancer, and during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October people raise money by organizing theme parties, or a “pink day” at work (where employees wear pink clothing or accessories).  The money raised is then donated to the organizer’s charity of choice.

Whether or not you chose to participate in a walk/run for breast cancer or participate/host a pink day, just recognizing and respecting the month of October as a month dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, prevention and cure is definitely meaningful way to honor and show support to those battling the disease, as well as remembering those who have lost their lives to breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Facts and Information According to the 2010 Race for the Cure:

  • Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths among women in the U.S.
  • About 39,840 women in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer in 2010.
  • An estimated 390 men in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer in 2010.
  • The most proven and significant risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older.
  • Recent studies suggest that many women in the U.S. are getting their first mammogram later than recommended, not having mammograms at recommended intervals or not receiving appropriate and timely follow-up of positive screening results. This may lead to more advanced tumor size and stage at diagnosis.
  • One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
  • There are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.

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14 October 2009

Fight Breast Cancer with Customized Girl

Breast cancer is a disease that touches the lives of millions of people all over the globe each year. CustomizedGirl.com is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, this year, we are holding a special offer for all of the people who want to help Customized Girl fight breast cancer.

This month when you type in the coupon code “Cure09″ at check out you will not only receive $5 off of your order, but we will donate 10% of your order to aid the fight against breast cancer. Some of you may know people in your lives who are directly affected by this terrible disease, show your support for them by creating a custom t-shirt at CustomizedGirl.com and take a stand for the ones you love with us!

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