October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a campaign run across the nation to increase awareness of this disease.

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women; this means 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While the odds may be low, men may also be diagnosed with breast cancer, so it is of importance that everyone has a yearly check-up.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection, risk factors, treatments, and support groups available across the nation and in your hometown. There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. is filled with great free resources for men and women including free downloadable e-books.

How You Can Help

  1. Organize a local fundraiser to spread awareness and get donations for research foundations.
  2. Volunteer at local charities & events supporting breast cancer or at a local treatment center.
  3. Wear pink. It may seem silly, but raising awareness is as simple as wearing a pink ribbon or pink shirt.