Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober 11, 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, otherwise known as Pink October, is the perfect opportunity to inform and get us talking about cancer, without fear or prejudice.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Widespread use of screening, along with treatment advances in recent years, have been credited with significant reductions in breast cancer mortality.
I’d like to present some myths around breast cancer first:
THE BREAST CANCER MYTHS
- Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.
- Men do not get breast cancer; it affects women only.
- A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread.
So how can you help?
WHAT IS THE PINK RIBBON PLEDGE™?
The Pink Ribbon Pledge™ is a powerful way to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer in three different ways: clicking every day to give women in need mammograms, joining to fund vital breast cancer research, and spreading awareness about simple ways to fight breast cancer every day. The Pink Ribbon Pledge is a way to remember to click, and ask friends and family to join you in pledging to click every day at The Breast Cancer Site, increasing our impact in the battle.
The Pink Ribbon Pledge™ is powered by The Breast Cancer Site, where you can click every single day to help fund mammograms for women in need. Your clicks are always FREE.
HOW DOES THE PINK RIBBON PLEDGE™ FIGHT BREAST CANCER?
Pledge to click: Your pledge to click every day at The Breast Cancer Site means that you are personally helping to fund mammograms for women in need. Every free click provides more funding for free mammograms. Imagine the incredible difference we can make if thousands of people agree to take just a moment of time, every single day, to click to fight breast cancer.
Fund research: The Breast Cancer Site has also made a pledge – to you, and to all breast cancer survivors and supporters. When 100,000 people take the pledge to click every day, The Breast Cancer Site will make a donation of $10,000 to Mayo Clinic to fund breast cancer research. Together, we can work toward a cure.
Spread the word: The fight against breast cancer is everywhere today, with individuals and companies taking up the cause. Everyone knows what the pink ribbon is, but not everyone knows the details – early detection is key, there are different kinds of breast cancer, and it can happen to young women, older women, and even men. In addition, not everyone knows that there’s a quick and easy way to fight breast cancer every single day – absolutely free. So spreading the word about clicking at The Breast Cancer Site is another way to help even more.
If you have questions about breast cancer, go to The National Breast Cancer FAQ for more information.
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