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The Pink Podium Speaks Up in Knoxville!

The Pink Podium is excited to be part of the 15th Annual Komen Knoxville (Tennessee) Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 22! The Pink Podium will be on stage to help Spread the Word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.

You can still register for the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure. Register here. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.

Can’t race? No problem. You can also donate to the race. Donate here. According to the Komen Knoxville organization, 75 percent of their net income remains in the local community to fund educational research and screening and treatment programs for underserved women. The remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Learn more about the Susan. G. Komen for the Cure organization.

Would you like to have the Pink Podium on display at your next breast cancer event?  AmpliVox Sound Systems is promoting breast cancer awareness by donating a Pink Podium to every breast cancer awareness event on a free loan-per-event basis. The Pink Podium Promise is to help raise public awareness and positively impact the lives and families affected by breast cancer worldwide. (See the Pink Podium in action at various breast cancer awareness events.) The pink lecterns are made of rugged hard-shell plastic that can withstand any weather, in keeping with the unpredictable conditions of outdoor events and races. They can be easily moved, thanks to their heavy-duty casters, built-in handles and minimal weight. AmpliVox delivers each lectern at no cost before an organization’s event, and the group can then keep its pink podium for future use.

Visit AmpliVox Sound Systems’ Pink Podium page for more information or call 1-800-267-5486 to order a Pink Podium today!

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Important Things to Know About Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, here are some important stats and information to keep in mind:

  • Breast cancer is not the most common cause of death for women. Heart disease is for women age 40 and over, followed by stroke, lung cancer, and lung disease. Breast is the fifth leading cause of death.
  • Some symptoms of breast cancer include new lump found in the breast or underarm. Thickening or swelling part of the breasst. Dimpling skin of breast. Nipple discharge. Any changes in the size of the breast. And pain in the nipple area.
  • Regular mammograms can lower the risk of breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74, have a breast cancer screening every two years. If you are 40-49, talk to your doctor about when and how often.
  • You can lower your risk of breast cancer by controlling your weight; exercising, knowing your family history of breast cancer (if you have a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer); knowing the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy; and limiting alcohol consumption.
  • And remember, men can get breast cancer too.

Speaking at a breast cancer awareness event? Check out our Pink Podiums, on loan (for free) for breast cancer awareness events nationwide.

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Men and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer doesn’t just happen to women. Men can get it too. In fact, about 2,200 men in the United States will develop breast cancer in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society, and about 450 will die from it. The American Cancer Society also says the “lifetime risk” that a man will develop breast cancer is one in 1,000. Men should be aware of the possible risk of breast cancer and should see a doctor if they develop a lump in a breast.

For more information on men and breast cancer, check out this page on the American Cancer Society’s Web site: What is breast cancer in men?, as well as What are the risk factors for breast cancer in men?

The Pink Podium at a City Near You!

The Pink Podium is on the move! It was recently chauffeured to the 2011 Komen Wabash Valley Race for the Cure — see photo at right — and will

The Pink Podium shows its support for breast cancer awareness at the 2011 Komen Wabash Valley Race for the Cure.

also be making debuts at the Breathe the Cure Conference in Houston on October 29th and at the Des Moines Komen event on October 22. We are working to put together a list of all upcoming events where the Pink Podium will be to help people Speak Up for breast cancer awareness.

AmpliVox Sound Systems is promoting breast cancer awareness by donating a Pink Podium to every breast cancer awareness event on a free loan-per-event basis. The Pink Podium Promise is to help raise public awareness and positively impact the lives and families affected by breast cancer worldwide.

To order a Pink Podium, or for more information, e-mail nancy@creativemarketing.com, or visit thePink Podium page on their Web site. You can also follow us on Facebook.

See the Pink Podium at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk October 16

Look for the Pink Podium at the Old Orchard shopping center on Sunday, October 16th. The shopping center, located in Skokie, IL, will host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K walk in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Event day registration begins at 8 a.m. between Zara and California Pizza Kitchen, followed by the opening ceremony at 9 a.m.

To find the Pink Podium at more breast cancer awareness events, check out our Follow the Pink Podium page.