You've probably heard me talk about my mom a few times before.
A 12 year breast cancer survivor, my mom originally found the lump directly under her armpit. With no family history of breast cancer, my mom immediately underwent surgery, and then went through rounds of both chemo and radiation to fight against the very aggressive form of breast cancer.
I'm happy to say she's now been cancer free for over a decade, and she's played a huge role in my passion behind SmartyPits. Her story is also a big reason why I'm so committed to helping as many people as possible go aluminum-free, no matter what brand of deodorant they use.
When my mom underwent treatment, she was part of City of Hope's Breast Cancer Program. If you aren't familiar with City of Hope, I'll just say this: it's one of the most beautiful, supportive environments of healing for patients of cancer in the entire world.
I am grateful to City of Hope for saving my mom's life--but I'm also grateful for the kindness of the doctors and nurses, for the diligent checkups they still provide to her 12 years later, and for the hope and support they offer all of the patients in their care.
That's why for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to do something special this year.
Introducing our special Cherry Blossom SmartyPits. A fresh, fruity and floral scent, this scent brings forth mental images of blossoming life no matter what time of year it is. This scent will only be available during the month of October.
It's just the first of hopefully many connections we'll be making with them in the coming years.
If you're interested in this highly limited scent, you can grab yours (in either our original or baking soda free formula) here. And as always, from us to you...thank you for being a part of this journey toward a healthier world for you and those you love.