1 in 8
Some women may not know, but 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is very important as a women. The best way to be knowledgeable about your health and your body is to do you at home tests. It takes less than one minute of your day. Another way to know yourself is get your mammograms. It is recommended that breast cancer screenings begin at the age of 40. Talk to your doctor and know when the time is right for you. Awareness isn’t just about detection. It is about raising awareness and reducing the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Know the signs and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Naturally, when you see the color pink, you think feminine, beauty and girly because society has made pink a sign of feminism. But it also represents health, vibrancy and survival. Pink is symbol of strength, love, hope and grace. The pink ribbon became a national symbol in 1992. So, when you see the color, don’t look at the surface level meaning of “it’s just a color” because on the cancer community, it is more than just a color…it is an army. The color represents the strength of so many women whether they are survivors, newly diagnosed or just someone there to hold their best friends hand.
Show Your support
Fundraising is the best way to do your part in the fight for a cure. The money raised through events, walk, run and more, can give researchers the opportunity to get one step closer to a cure.
Below is a list of websites where you can donate money to help find a cure.
They say that having a strong support system can get you through anything. So, don’t be afraid to reach for a friend. No one should go through a diagnosis, a test or a sad moment alone. Find your person or your people and lean on them. Or be the person someone can lean on. You may not be able to understand what your best friend or mother is going through when they are diagnosed with breast cancer, but you can give them love and support that will help get them through the rough times.