Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 28, 2005
Good Hair? GreetingsÂ© line's extraordinary fine artist and graphic designer Rachelle Gould-Harris introduces the first in a series of greeting cards promoting health and wellness for women. Which One?Â© is the first card of the series and is designed to promote breast health awareness among women. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, which is a devastating statistic that prompted Harris to want to do something about it.
The card is beautifully detailed in Harris' trademark style of radiance, brilliance and attention to human-form. Four very healthy-looking women of all races grace the front panel of the card. The idea, chimes Harris, "is to focus on the fact that one cannot tell who has breast cancer or who will develop breast cancer, which is why self-breast exams, mammography and proactive healthcare are so important."
The cards are designed for sharing with the hope women will send this message as a reminder to loved ones, coworkers and friends that breast health care saves lives. This message is not just for women. Men can also share this card with the special women in their life.
Which One? is available year-round and sold in packages of six and can be purchased for $20 from http://www.cafepress.com/goodhair.32248153 with 10% of proceeds from the sale going to support breast cancer research. Harris hopes women will think to send this message during breast cancer awareness month. "But any time is the right time to send an empowering message of love and hope," she comments.
All women are at risk:
One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Even though White women develop breast cancer at higher rates than Black women do, Black women are more likely to die from this disease. Studies have suggested breast cancer is more aggressive in black women.
Contrary to popular belief, Asian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and run a 1 in 13 or 1 in 20 risk for developing the disease; however, due to the lower occurrence in Asian American women, breast cancer may go undiagnosed by doctors who believe Asian women are invulnerable to this disease. In addition, many Asian women do not perform self-breast exams or receive mammograms. Essentially, breast cancer knows no color or race.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer related deaths among Hispanic American/Latina women. Hispanic whites, compared to non-Hispanic Whites and Asian/Pacific Islanders, are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced tumors relating to breast cancer. Women of Mexican, South and Central America, and Puerto Rican descent are 20% to three times more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer when compared to non-Hispanic women. When looking at breast cancer treatment, Puerto Rican women fare the worst, as they are 50% more likely to receive poor and insufficient treatment; Mexican women have 30% poorer survival rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites (http://www.4woman.gov/minority/habc.cfm).
Which One? is designed to prompt conversation among women about healthcare, to give a gentle reminder to do self-breast exams monthly, save lives, and foremost find a cure for this disease! The Which One? greeting card will also be available in computer stationary, screen savers, and coffee mugsÂ all coming soon.
To save a life by supporting breast cancer research, order your cards today and help find a cure for this devastating disease. http://www.cafepress.com/goodhair.32248153.
Gould-Harris can also help your business or organization add value to your message by designing a personal line of greeting cards and other art-to-print initiatives. For more information, please contact 407-766-1700 or visit http://www.DesignsByRachelle.com.
Rachelle Gould-Harris is currently available for interviews! Press please contact 630-215-3967.
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