What Can You Do To Help? Breast Cancer Associations Worth Noting
October is the official month to feel your "boobies"...but feel free to feel them once a month throughout the year, too. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to brush up on the latest information to detect and treat this awful disease. Not only can you get more info for yourself, but with all the great organizations and support groups, you can get involved with spreading awareness!
Some of the most notable associations include Susan G. Koman for the Cure ®, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Organization. Many local vendors also take part in raising awareness by selling products that carry the iconic pink ribbon, or phrases such as "Save the TaTas," "Think Pink," and "Feel Your Boobies." Most of the proceeds from the merchandise sold are sent to organizations that support breast cancer research and treatment. Oftentimes, these are sponsored by specific groups, but many individuals also choose to do so as a private party and donate to their preferred breast cancer association.
In addition, the Susan G. Koman for the Cure organization also holds "Race for a Cure" throughout the year to help raise funds for further research and support. They have also teamed up with Yoplait in the "Save Lids to Save Lives ®" campaign, which requires consumers to send in their tops in order to have Yoplait donate 10 cents to the foundation.
Also, in the age of technology and social networking, all of your favorites are taking part in helping spread knowledge. Facebook users have shared their bra color on their status feeds to show support for breast cancer awareness; another group, "Turn Facebook Pink for One Week to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness," has been attempting the task for some time now as well. By joining the group, members can learn more and help others to gain further information on breast cancer. If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone breast removal, the option of breast reconstruction may be an option worth considering.
With the help of these and many other organizations, women and men (breast cancer can also affect men) are gaining the information they need to help detect, treat, and spread awareness.