5 Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
If you live in the U.S., you likely know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women, and every 2 minutes, a female is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Many of us probably have watched football and seen the NFL decorated with pink every October. Some of us might even have some pink ribbons or other gear.
What are some ways this year you can show support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
1. Find a race near you.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is still going strong this year, empowering thousands of participants to raise money for breast cancer research. Find a race near you here.
See our Breast Cancer Awareness running items. Whether youa re doing a 5k, half marathon, or full marathon, we have magnets for you to spread the word. Find them here.
2. Get your mammogram
Many clinics offer free mammograms in October. When you schedule your own mammogram, friends and family will follow.
3. Follow the hashtag #RISEforBCAM
This years theme from the National Breast Cancer Foundation is “Together we rise” with a goal to Rally In Screening Everyone.
4. Share your story
Share the story of how you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer. 1 in 8 women are diagnosed in their lifetime and the more stories shared, the more people realize their not alone.
5. Wear pink
Dee shared how she bought a pink stretch charm bracelet for everyone in her family.
She said, “I bought one for all of the women in our family and two for me to support my sister and sister-in-law in their fight. They are simple yet lovely. Very comfortable to wear always. Easy to shorten if needed.”
Even as an individual, wearing pink can spark up a conversation. Most people know that the color pink represents breast cancer, but what they don’t know is why you are wearing it. Encourage groups to wear pink together at events, or in your workplace. Community goes a long way.
You can find a large selection of charm bracelets, fabric elastic bands, magnets and more to spread awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness here.