As you may have noticed from the sea of pink taking over cities everywhere, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually to increase awareness of this disease that touches so many of us. Today, 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Whether you’re a survivor yourself, or among the millions of friends and families that know someone who has won or lost their courageous battle, now is the time we all come together to raise our messages of strength, support, and hope for a cure.
Join In the Fight
If you’re wondering what you can do to show your support or help out, we’ve compiled a list
of ideas that anyone can do to make an impact throughout the month.
Take the PLEDGE!
Despite the campaigns each year, many people still don’t know how to properly prevent and monitor their chances of getting the disease. The pledge consists of six steps that can help.
Make a donation.
Every penny is a step closer to a cure, and no donation is too small. You can donate at events in your community or easily do so online as well.
Participate in an event in your community.
In just about every city in America, you can join a walk, run, race, or special event to help support the cause. Take your mom, sister, grandma, or best friend by the hand and head out to make your mark.
Be a light for someone.
If you know someone in your neighborhood who is living with cancer, step in and offer kindness. Provide a meal, watch the kids, deliver some magazines, weed her garden, etc. If you don’t know anyone personally, volunteer at a local hospital.
Even something simple as learning a bit more about breast cancer makes a difference. It’s all about awareness. To start, we think you might find this list very interesting of 6 Things You Don’t Know About Breast Cancer.
Help spread awareness.
No one deserves to go down the road of breast cancer. At Bluemountain.com, we have cards and postcards you can send and share with everyone you know, to remind and encourage them to take steps toward prevention, as well as to raise awareness all month long.
At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and with your help, there will be millions more.