October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show our support we’re going Pink, and we encourage you to do the same.
The pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness and is used to express solidarity on the part of the wearer for the hundreds of thousands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women after skin cancer. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).
- In 2009, an estimated 254,650 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among women.
- In 2009, approximately 40,170 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 35 (about 3%).
- At this time there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Early detection is key in fighting breast cancer. We want to increase awareness to the next level, so in addition to sporting the pink ribbon we’re asking everyone to go pink for a day.
There are many products out there that donate part of their proceeds to breast cancer research, but even something as little as your pink lipstick and nail polish can help increase awareness. Join the fight and go pink for a day whether it is an article of clothing, accessories or even makeup.
Leave us a comment and let us know how you’re supporting breast cancer awareness!