Help us raise $10k to fight breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and MuggleNet would like to encourage prevention and early detection, as one in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her lifetime. This issue is close to the Potter community, as Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) is herself a breast cancer survivor.

A BeMitt is a new tool designed to assist women in performing their monthly self-breast exam. Beth Bromberg, creator of the BeMitt, had several benign lumps removed from her breasts yet still wasn't doing her monthly exams. When her then 20 year-old daughter Jenna, a Harry Potter fan and MuggleNet visitor, discovered a lump in her breast, she decided it was time to spread awareness to make self-exams not just easier but more effective. She invented the BeMitt, a mineral oil-filled mitt that magnifies texture – allowing women to better know their breasts and increase the likelihood of early detection.

For every BeMitt sold during October, BeMitt will make a donation to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, and MuggleNet will match that donation in an effort to raise a total of $10,000. Show your support by purchasing a BeMitt at this link.

If you have a Twitter account, please help us spread the word by clicking here and Re-Tweeting our goal.