Marc Jacobs Tackles Skin Cancer The Only Way He Knows How

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Marc Jacobs is becoming more than a designer. The Marc by Marc Jacobs and Jacobs by Marc Jacobs diffusion lines have made the icon’s clothes more accessible and have turned a former Perry Ellis employee into a gossip blog sensation. Using his celebrity, and celebrity friends, Marc Jacobs brings us the “Protect The Skin You’re In” collection of t-shirts. The collection features celebrities such as Marc Jacobs, Erin Wasson, Heidi Klum, and Victoria Beckham among others.

The shirts can be purchased only at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores with the surprisingly low cost of $35. All proceeds will go to the NYU Cancer Institute for skin cancer research.

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Find a friend, save your life

A recent study performed at Chicago University has declared that it is even more important than anyone could have thought to have a strong friend base. Loneliness in women has now been proven to be linked to breast cancer. The study, which was performed on mice, was intended to identify “cancer-prone environments” to better understand what alterations to genes take place in pre-cancerous individuals. Although researchers have been trying to prove that stress leads to breast cancer, up until now, there was no scientific evidence for this idea. Dr. Suzanne Conzen, who led the study, described a “clear, measurable difference both in mammary gland tumor growth and accompanying behavior and stress hormone levels.” To put it simply, women who suffer from the stress of social isolation are more likely to develop breast cancer. The good news is that there is now an easy and entertaining way to reduce your risks: grab your girls and hit the town for some cancer-fighting fun!