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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October since 1985, millions of people around the world get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign that increases awareness of a disease that afflicts approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States. To learn more go to

Here are just a few ways you can show your support

Wear Pink - Think Pink - A pink ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer. Wearing a pink ribbon - or pink clothes - or paint your nails pink - or dye your hair pink! - encourage friends and family to do the same.

Volunteer - There are many local and national volunteer organizations that raise awareness for breast cancer. Many people volunteer for the American Cancer Society. To learn more go to

Educate - yourself and others about cancer screenings. Many women never expected to receive a breast cancer diagnosis until it happened to them. Knowing the risks of developing breast cancer can help in early detection, which makes cancer more treatable.

Participate in a run or a walk. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest and most successful breast cancer fundraising and education organization in the world. To learn more go to

Share “Beyond The Shock.” This free resource is a comprehensive online guide and app that helps women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer better understand the disease. Users can watch inspirational videos from survivors sharing their stories. To learn more go to

Help a cancer patient. There are numerous ways you can help a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. You can help organize meal deliveries, rides, and other tasks to assist your loved one. CaringBridge makes it easy to keep everyone updated about your loved one’s diagnosis. Friends and family can stay connected and leave messages of love and encouragement. Click here to learn more or go to

Share facts and statistics. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and American Cancer Society both offer outstanding resources to learn more about breast cancer.

Fund research initiatives. Research initiatives are vital in the quest to find a cure for breast cancer. They can also help us discover more effective prevention methods and treatment options.

For more information about Breast Cancer go to

Together we can help to find a cure!

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