October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. And awareness of this deadly disease needs raising: According to statistics at BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 women in the United States (12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
We can raise awareness through boosting visibility and by sharing our breast cancer-related stories.
The pink ribbon has become the symbol for breast cancer awareness, so let your neighbors see you wear it: Wear a pink ribbon and snap a photo of yourself with it, or wear it and introduce yourself on video. Upload your photos and video to East Cobb Patch. It’s easy. And then view area businesses and people who are going pink this month!
And while going pink, also share your stories, your inspirations, your struggles, your memories. Using the comments section, tell us about the loved one you lost to breast cancer. Or share the stories of how your sister, your friend, your dog, your boss or your neighbor encouraged you during your own recovery.
The more we raise awareness, the better the chance for offering comfort, boosting positivity and finding a cure. So go pink! And show your support for those who are fighting breast cancer.