Palm Coast Neighbors: Breast cancer awareness brings out pink | StAugustine.com

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Wear Your Pink!

Click the title above to read my column in The Record.

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.

Palm Coast Neighbors: Breast cancer awareness brings out pink | StAugustine.com.

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4 responses to “Palm Coast Neighbors: Breast cancer awareness brings out pink | StAugustine.com

  1. I lost my mom June 2010 to Breast Cancer at the young age of 50. I turned 24 this year and went for my first test. I am taking the tests and all precautions early since Breast Cancer runs in my family. Thank you for the post!

    • My condolences to you, Tracy, on the loss of your mom. I am glad you are taking steps to protect yourself with early detection. Best wishes to you. I am sure your mom is looking down at you and is filled with pride. Think Pink today and always!!

      Thanks for visiting my blog and please come again.

  2. My grandmother on my mother’s side had breast cancer, but recovered from it. She was one of the fortunate ones. The technology available now, thankfully, far outshines that available in the 1950s. Looks like Flagler County deserves a huge salute — keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for commenting on this post. There are communities everywhere that are on board with “thinking pink” providing support to our survivors and educating everyone about preventive measures. What a great international effort we have developed to promote awareness — very exciting!! I am glad that your grandmother overcame breast cancer. Be sure you get your screenings, Sheree! All the best and thanks again for visiting.