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Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Tree Classics

*Disclosure:Tree Classics Sponsored the items on this post for the Breast Cancer 
Awareness Campaign.  All views and opinions expressed 
are my honest 100% opinion.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Inspirations by D has partnered with
Tree Classics to increase the awareness of Breast Cancer and to inspire hope
to the many women affected by the disease through early detection.  
This month we share with others the importance of an examination.

One of the ways that I am encouraging and inspiring others is by 
putting up a Breast Cancer Awareness Tree.  You read correctly, a Breast Cancer 
Awareness Tree!  I find that it is a good way of bringing the attention of anyone entering 
my home, passing by my window or who reads my blog to become aware that it 
is important to get examined, including myself and also for those affected by this 

I thought about the women that I know who have been affected by Breast Cancer;
I thought about mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, neighbors, friends, and their 
families. This is something that needs to be taken care of immediately.  It is a serious disease
and we must act now and get checked. Early detection is a sure way to fight the disease.

This is a campaign to raise awareness and it is certainly for a good cause to decorate a tree in pink.
  It's also in remembrance of those who have fought hard, those who have beaten 
cancer and for those who have left us.
Every time I look at the tree, I am reminded that I must take the steps necessary 
to share the awareness with others. 

There are many other ways that we may show our support; we may wear pink!  
Wearing pink is a straightforward, and powerful action everyone can do, even if it's just 
wearing a small pink ribbon.  You may also participate in a fund-raiser in your area by helping 
an organization, or you may even create an awareness event, such as a benefit 
concert, bake sales, and sell raffles just to name a few.  If you have no time for any of 
the ones mentioned, you may also consider donating to support breast cancer research.  
Two very good organizations to give are The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute and 
National Breast Cancer Foundation. Most importantly, get yourself 
checked, I cannot stress this enough.

About My Tree

The tree I received to run the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is from "Tree Classics," the finest artificial Christmas tree company
around.  I want to take this moment to thank them for partnering with me on this cause.

My tree is a Classic Noble Fir with lush foliage with two 
shades of green that exudes the crisp ambiance of a wintry evergreen forest. 
It was easy to assemble because it comes in three parts, the base, the middle and the top.
Then all I had to do was fluff it around, simple as that.

 I chose an unlit tree (it's my preference) but they do have trees with different 
light types available.  Another thing I love about this tree that I cannot get from a 
live tree (don't get me wrong, love real trees) is that the branches are bendable 
making it perfect for garlands!  The flexibility of the branches helps when 
trimming the tree with ribbons.

To decorate my Breast Cancer Awareness tree, I used a mix of
handmade and purchased decorations.  I began with the pom-pom garland that
I made a couple of years ago. As I mentioned before, I added a thicker string to
the garland for a more appealing look.  I then incorporated pink flowers that
I purchased from a craft store because it gives it a feminine touch and serves as a reminder
of each woman I know who has battled cancer.

I added pink floral branches and fun, curly embellishments on the top and around the tree.
Next, I added the pink glittered ball ornaments and a few white ones for contrast.
You can just take old ornaments, cover them with a thin coat of glue and dip them in glitter,
voila new ornaments!  Finally,  I added the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbons that I made
and randomly hung them on the tree.

Pink ribbon!

Thank you for visiting and I hope that you will join the campaign to bring
Breast Cancer Awareness to your area as well.  Don't forget to get examined and
spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness.
Have you or anyone you know been affected by Breast Cancer?

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