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Are you wearing pink this month? October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and chances are you’ll see pink everywhere. Even our local post office is covered with pink balloons as well as the familiar pink ribbon commemorating this cause. Pink is definitely in the air. Visit The Pink Army or the American Cancer Society to learn more.
Here are a few facts that may encourage you to get on board with the cause:
- Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women
- In 2010 approximately 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide
- 12% of American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives
According to the Susan G. Konen organization, breast cancer rates around the world vary tremendously. Often developed countries have higher rates than developing countries. This may be due to many factors, including lifestyle and reproductive trends. The Konen organization is the leader in the “pink cause” having spent $1.9 billion plus since it was founded nearly 30 years ago. When you visit this site, you will learn so much about the fight that is going on every day worldwide as well as a little bit about the courageous woman named whose fight and memory started this great organization.
This week, I share with you just a few things that our community does to raise awareness and raise funds for the “pink cause.” Click on the title above or the link below to read about this and other things going on in the place I call home – Flagler County.
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (mybaskets4u.wordpress.com)
- Think Pink! Flowers to Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (proflowers.com)
- Pink planet? Breast cancer awareness around the world (cbsnews.com)