Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. That is a lot of lives being changed every single day.
Breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, affects so many of us. Whether it is a loved one that has been diagnosed or you, breast cancer changes a person's life forever.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while most of us are aware of that, how many of us actually get involved? There are so many ways that we can make a difference and help those who have been affected by breast cancer. You don't have to have all the time in the world or thousands of dollars. You just need to show up to make a difference.
Want to do something to make a difference and get involved this October? Here are three really easy ways.
Join an event.
There are so many events that happen every year that benefit breast cancer. Did you know that we host one? Sista Strut is an annual walk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Join us by registering here!
Raising awareness about early detection is also important during this month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer found in women, but many women can survive if it’s found and treated early. Do your monthly self-exam and talk to your doctor about risk factors you may have and steps you need to take for prevention and early detection.
There are many ways to give support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donations help to fund research, provide information, and deliver services to women across the country. There are also places that you can volunteer your time!
How will you get involved and help in October?