Below are four feel-good, look-good, be-smart things to do, which hopefully will make your October just a little bit more rewarding.
No. 1 ~ Buy a Pretty Tee.
Perhaps you remember when Seinfeld actress Julia Louis Dreyfus was diagnosed last September with breast cancer. Days after winning her sixth consecutive Emmy for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep, she tweeted, “One in 8 women gets breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”
She put Veep’s production on hold, finished chemotherapy in January, underwent surgery in February, and has since updated fans with “Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling
happy and ready to rock after surgery.”
Now Louis-Dreyfus, 57, is back on the set of Veep and fulfilling another new role as well – as the official 2018 ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure (KTTC) campaign, an annual charitable initiative to fight cancer. She’s touting this year’s $35, KTTC T-shirt sold at Saks stores and online www.saks.com. All proceeds benefit the AiRS (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) Foundation, a nonprofit which helps women of limited means with the costs of breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomies.
The T-shirt, designed by Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera, a house reputed to epitomize female elegance and strength, features bold-colored poppies along with the slogan, “We are
fighters and we are fighting for a cure.” It’s available during the entire month of October.
Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, said the results of the 20-year-old KTTC campaign have been very rewarding. “Close to $40 million has been donated to cancer
research and treatment organizations throughout the United States,” he said. And with the help of Louis-Dreyfus, he’s hoping the 20th year will be the most successful yet.
So, consider purchasing this pretty poppy Tee; it’s for a worthy cause.
No. 2 ~ With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our writer, Kathy Megyeri, has compiled some great suggestions to reduce your or your loved one’s risk of getting the disease. Check it out.
No. 3 ~ Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15. Find out all you need to know to make an informed decision in this month’s review by our writer Randal Hill.
No. 4 ~ Vote.
The midterm elections are coming up (the general election is Nov. 6) and Senior Power is sure to have a mighty impact on the results. Half of Floridians who voted in 2016 were 50 or older; nearly a fifth of our population is 65 and older.
Up for grabs is the governor’s seat, all state executive branch offices, a U.S. Senate seat, 27 U.S. House seats, 20 state Senatorial seats and 120 state House seats. In addition, there are 13 proposed constitutional amendments or revisions.
You can find detailed information about dates, voter registration, voting by mail, etc. at dos.myflorida.com/ elections/for-voters.
Finally, please don’t let the fake and negative political advertising sway your vote. Ridiculous and outlandish claims are being made by both sides in this polarized
political climate and should be ignored. Instead, visit each candidate’s website to see what he or she wants to do for the Sunshine State and stay informed by reading your local
newspaper and other reliable sources that present well researched facts.
See you in November ~
Terri Bryce Reeves, Editor
“It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to remind women to pay as much attention to their breasts as men do.”
~ Author unknown