October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is traditionally the time I pick up the phone and make an appointment for my yearly mammogram and, like clockwork, I didn't miss the opportunity because I know how important it is to have clinical examinations and mammograms every year. Early detection is the best defense and survival rates have risen to over eighty percent in women who have their cancer detected in the early stages. One person who truly wanted to help women in their quest to fight the disease was a woman named Susan Goodman Komen. She was a beautiful, young and brilliant woman whose life ended too soon, as with many women. Her strength and her desire to bring breast cancer awareness out in the open did not die with her however. Her sister, Nancy started the Susan G. Komen foundation in honor of her brave sister. The foundation has raised over a billion dollars and has helped bring women together in sisterhood with their annual Race for the Cure. If you want to do something good for yourself, your mom, sisters, friends, daughters, nieces and granddaughters, then purchase products this month that donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation or, better still, donate directly here.