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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness was originally peach-coloured? 

In 1991, Charlotte Haley started hand-making peach-coloured ribbons with a post card that read:
The National Cancer Institute's annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up legislators and America by wearing this ribbon".  

Charlotte started handing our thousands of these peach-coloured ribbons to promote breast cancer awareness.  It wasn't until Self magazine and cosmetics giant Estee Lauder got involved did the ribbon colour change.  

It is reported that Self Magazine and Estee Lauder approached Charlotte to ask if they could use the peach ribbon in their campaigns.  Charlotte declined their offer, wanting to keep the peach-ribbon and what it represents less commercial and more grassroots.  The legal counsel for Self Magazine and Estee Lauder concluded that the ribbon could be used in the campaign without approval from Charlotte if the colour was changed from salmon to pink.  

Charlotte Haley continued her campaign for breast cancer prevention until her death in early 2014 at the age of 91.  From: blog June 24, 2014 written by Caitlin C. 
What are you doing to prevent breast cancer?  

October Special: Bring a Friend, Save $25 Each*

*For appointments at the Qualicum Beach clinic only.  

Contact Thermography Vancouver Island at 250-947-5424 to book your appointment
Upcoming Local Health and Wellness Events:
October 4 and 5, 2014 - Thermography Vancouver Island will be at the Comox Valley West Coast Women's Show.  Click here for more details.

         Dr. Deidre Macdonald of the Macdonald Centre for Natural Medicine (one of our Mobile Clinic locations!) will be presenting at 12:30 pm on Saturday October 4 and 1 pm on Sunday October 5.
        Lisa Leger, Women's Health Educator from Parksville, is presenting at 2:15 pm on Sunday October 5 on "Natural Remedies for Hot Ladies".  
October 8, 2014 - Join us and local Homeopath Physician Colin Gillies at the Clinic for tea and light snacks to help celebrate our 4th Anniversary in Qualicum Beach!  

October 15, 2014 - Join us at Parksville Pharmasave to view the video "Pink Ribbons Inc", a documentary on the history of the pink ribbon campaign.  Please contact Parksville Pharmasave at 250-951-0227 to reserve your spot.
October 18, 2014 - Thermography Vancouver Island will be at Bare Roots Yoga in Parksville from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm to conduct a presentation about Thermography.  
Have you met...

Colin Gillies, Homeopathic Physician, shares our clinic space in Qualicum Beach. He is classically trained and offers holistic treatment for minor acute to chronic diseases.  

Homeopathy works on an energetic level to stimulate your body's vital force and restore homeostatis, allowing your body to heal naturally.  

To make an appointment with Colin, please call 250-947-0288.  

A reminder to check your extended health care as some providers will cover the cost of a Thermography appointment.
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