As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the purpose of increasing awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, they may not know that “about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime” (according to breastcancer.org). That is a scary number but that is why it is so important to raise awareness and remind people to take the steps to detect breast cancer in its early stages. With that in mind here are three ways to celebrate breast cancer awareness month. This post is sponsored by TracFone but all opinions expressed are my own.
3 Important Ways To Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Help make Breast Cancer Awareness Month a success by participating in these three active ways.
1. Create an Early Detection Plan For Yourself
When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100% (Source: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY).
I hope that this statistic inspires you to create your own early detection plan. This is the most important part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so lead by example! Schedule monthly breast self-exams on your calendar and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history.
2. Remind Others To Have An Early Detection Plan
You may want to bake a batch of pink ribbon cookies for the office or get yourself a specially-marked Pink LG306 phone!
3. Help Support A Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser & Raise Research Funds With TracFone
Get involved and help with breast cancer awareness. Volunteer or donate to raise research funds to fight breast cancer.
TracFone (America’s #1 National No-Contract Wireless service provider) will be donating 10% of specially-marked Pink LG306 phone sales to the Susan G. Komen foundation to help raise research funds. You can buy the pink phone exclusively at Dollar General stores and online from 10/1 to 10/31. Use the Dollar General Store Locator to find a store near you.
This is TracFone’s 6th year supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year, TracFone will give a minimum guaranteed donation of $25,000. I love to see companies giving back to good causes. Don’t you? What will you do to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month?