OCTOBER MARKS TWO IMPORTANT AWARENESS OCCURRENCES: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HIS MONTH IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.
THE U.S. BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATION REPORTS (2017) “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.”
Most people know at least one person who has or had breast cancer. Early detection helps to save lives. Women should get a mammogram at least once year at the age of 40, but earlier if they have a family history of cancer (U.S. Cancer Organization, 2017). With so many events happening today, some people may filled they are tapped out in their giving. Yet, there is so much we can do. We can volunteer, clean out our closets and give away some of those clothes we will never wear again to charity. We can give financially to a cancer organization directly or participate in a organization that sponsors a run or a charity event. You can give a portion of your proceeds from your business or hobby.