Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Here
It is now October, which means it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People worldwide join together this month to spread the awareness of breast cancer. If you haven’t already, you will see pink ribbons being worn by supporters, survivors, and breast cancer warriors currently in the fight. This simple symbol holds universal power, and can be identified by people worldwide. Everybody from major corporations to single individuals get involved this month, all holding the same mission: to spread breast cancer awareness and create medical funds for those diagnosed. There are various ways in which one could get involved, from campaigning to donating. The more there are those that campaign, the more awareness is being spread. Want to get involved? Campaigning can be as simple as wearing the pink ribbon mentioned above to show your support. Check with your community, there are always various events and fundraisers happening throughout communities to get those interested involved! Are you a runner? Breast Cancer Awareness Organizations host annual runs for participants to “run for the cure”. Many also accommodate for non-runners, like myself, and host walks! If you are uninterested or unable to participate in the runs/walks, volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to get involved and organizations are always looking for volunteers to help! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also great because it compels women around the world to get checked by their doctor for the possibility of the disease. It is so significantly important for women to be aware of the possibility of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. As the NBCF says, if breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized state, the 5-year survival rate is 100%. So women, get checked!
You can read more about the importance of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month at https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.