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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Timeless Pillows offers beautiful pillows to comfort and celebrate women.

This October, Timeless Pillows.com is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

The Celebration Fashion Show in Chico, California, supports the local breast cancer community.next Unknown

The Celebration Foundation is dedicated to supporting the local breast cancer community by providing an inspirational and empowering showcase of the beauty, grace and resilience of life beyond breast cancer. Forty women (and also men!) who have experienced the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer will model and will be the stars of the next show in September 2019. Although the funds are being raised by breast cancer survivors, they want to share access to the funds with patients being treated for any type of cancer. The first Celebration, in 2009, raised $10,500 for three local cancer organizations. The second Celebration in 2012, raised $16,000 toward the Enloe Compassion Fund to benefit local cancer patients who need special assistance and have exhausted all other resources.

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Vintage fabric from Hawaii for pillow gifts to share

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Just located on Kauai, vintage Hawaiian cotton drapery-weight fabric is making up into beautiful pillows!  A real treasure of a piece of fabric not often seen.  Muted colors and exquisite design that will complement many different decors.  The era of this fabric is 1930’s-1940’s. This piece is in perfect condition. I am making pillows of this fabric now and know that these will go fast.  A wonderful pillow gift for any woman for birthday, care pillow for recovery, or just because!
Hawaiian fabric

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Pillow Gift Ideal for Breast Cancer Patient Gift

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_MG_3007A long-time friend of yours is in radiation treatment each day for six weeks for breast cancer.  A family member is receiving a round of chemo therapy for colon cancer. It can make all the difference to your friends and family members if you provide meaningful ways to help make life easier and more comfortable.  Chemo Comfort (chemocomfort.org) provides resources that enable cancer patients to take positive, comforting measures for themselves, thereby empowering patients at a time when so much feels out of their control.  The right toothpaste and a comfy sleeping cap are offered on their website among other important items.

_MG_2994 Timeless Pillows offers comfort pillows for expressing your concern for the comfort of your loved one. A beautiful pillow can be taken to appointments.  I know patients who have appreciated the softness and beauty of a special pillow when sitting in chemo chairs and radiation tables.  It can give comfort emotionally and physically.   a comfort pillow such as those from Timeless Pillows provides a cushion for a soft ice pack that may be needed after surgery.  The pillow gifts from Timeless Pillows has a special pocket inside the pillow where the patient can slip the ice pack to hold it in place.

Also note that it is important not to send flowers to someone in chemo therapy because chemo can make some people react badly to flowers.  The beauty of a handmade pillow also lasts a long time after flowers have disappeared.  

A most important gift along with the pillow for a friend in treatment for cancer is ENCOURAGEMENT. A good friend will encourage his/her friend with positive affirmations to help them through a difficult process.  Be a good listener when your friend shares their fears and anxiety about the future.

Early Detection of Cancer is Critical     Early detection of cancer, notably breast cancer, can mean that chemotherapy may not be necessary!  Some women don’t realize that breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. However, breast cancer is very treatable when caught early. And nearly three quarters of doctors say that mammograms are the most important way to catch breast cancer early.

As we learn more about cancer in all its forms, we are again reminded of the importance of a positive outlook on life.  Share beauty and kindness with each other.  Timeless Pillows is about that sharing through the careful construction of the handmade pillows it offers as unique pillow gifts for friends on any occasion, but certainly to support a friend in cancer treatment.

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Pillow Gift for Breast Cancer Survivor is the Perfect Gift

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TimelessPillows.com supports non-profit organizations( ACS- Relay for Life. and The Celebration, Chico, CA) that assist women with breast cancer. The purpose is to bring joy, comfort and assistance Timeless Pillows oct_2013_v2-16to women who are surviving breast cancer.  The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) suggests several ideas for being a friend to someone with cancer.  Because many patients are recuperating at home between medical treatments, the home environment should be as peaceful, organized, and comforting as possible. Patients who feel emotional support from family and friends can experience an increase in healing.  The power of friendship and love cannot be overestimated.  What are some practical suggestions that will help family and Timeless Pillows oct_2013_v2-15friends support and nurture loved ones with cancer?

1.  Stay in touch through cards, notes, and short, planned visits. If you say you are going to visit, make sure to follow through with those promises.

2.  Help with home tasks that drain energy from the patient.  This can include doing errands, providing meals or organizing neighbors and friends for regular meal support, taking care of gardening or bringing over supplies for pets.

3. Provide gifts that are useful, lovely, and nurturing. This can include a favorite DVD or music CD, special toiletries that are perfume-free, poems, and organic and healthy snacks in a basket. If you choose a music CD, select music that is healing and relaxing. Daniel Kobialka’s versions of classical pieces are excellent examples.

4. Provide soft fabrics for the patient’s bed or sofa area.  This can include a soft throw, special pillow, and warm, soft socks. A Timeless Pillow is unique in that it has 2 different fabrics so each side is like having a new pillow.

5. Talk with other friends and family members to coordinate efforts over time.  It’s best to visit when you know that the patient has the energy for company.

6. TimelessPillows.com offers lovely pillows for comfort and caring that can be given to either a male or female patient.  For a patient recuperating from breast cancer surgery, a Timeless Pillow is especially appropriate and helpful.  A pillow gift will last for many years.  An ice pack can also be inserted into the pillow for comfort after surgery.

Love is medicine.  Help bring healing to those you love through heartfelt efforts.  The immune system can be strengthened  through the positive energy expressed through friendship and caring.

We recommend reading Bernie S. Siegel’s book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, for a tremendous guide to helping others find “a life of peace, love, and healing.”  Bernie’s desire is to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential.

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