This Month: Pink is the New Black

Over the years, a pink ribbon has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. Its emblem can be found on a multitude of products- ranging from apparel to office supplies. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is important that you know the basics about causes and treatments so you can lower your risk, and help raise awareness for those fighting the illness in your community.

Here are a few ways you can help raise Breast Cancer Awareness:

1. Raise your own awareness. Learn about the disease, and your own personal risk by doing some research at home. Talk with your doctor about preventative measures and screening tests. Or, visit this website to find a local screening program near you.

2. Wear pink. The symbolic pink ribbon represents awareness and hope for breast cancer patients. If you are asked about it, share information or literature to help educate others in your community.

3. Participate in a fundraiser. Many nonprofit organizations such as The American Cancer Society, and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation hold fundraisers to help raise awareness. Participate today and help join the fight!

4. Share on social media. Sharing articles and information through social media can help educate your family and friends, and get them involved for the cause.

Whatever you choose to do, remember that your efforts can make a difference. Many people have been affected by Breast Cancer, whether it’s from personal experience or through a family member or loved one. By increasing awareness, you are able to brighten the futures of the people in your community. Keeping your health in check is important to leading a happy and healthy life. For information on other wellness screening programs, visit our website at

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