Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
And How Can You Help?

by Steve Gamel

Throughout the month of October, individuals and organizations large and small all over the world will come together to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But what is this important month of the year, exactly? More importantly, how can you help?

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with one in eight women being diagnosed in her lifetime. While breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, there are still over 3.3 million survivors alive in the United States today.

Much of that increase in survivors can be credited to Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is a worldwide campaign that highlights the importance of year-round education, early screenings and detection, and raising funds for pivotal research and improved treatment options. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has reported a rise in funding almost every year for nearly a decade.

According to regiscollege.edu, online activity like Google searches related to breast cancer increases significantly each October.

This leads to broader awareness and increased fundraising opportunities.

When women are aware of their family history and are performing regular mammograms, they have the best opportunity to diagnose quicker and have a higher survival rate.

The best part is that it’s really easy to get involved and make a difference.

  • Educate yourself on the facts and symptoms
  • Get screened; encourage family members to get screened
  • Make a one-time or monthly donation
  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Host a fundraiser
  • Donate your hair
  • Campaign to help women gain access to the cancer drugs they need
  • Volunteer to help local or national organizations
  • Share stories of loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer
  • Share educational content on social media
  • Wear pink to raise awareness and show support

Did we miss anything on our list? Connect with us on social media and start a conversation. Murray Media Group intends to provide more articles and information in our October issue regarding breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Remember that whether this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month or not, we can all make a difference in someone’s life. Let’s protect them, support them, and empower them.


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