We’re All in This Together-
National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthNow more than ever, cancer is in the spotlight. Whether it’s a report on the latest advancements in cancer research, a news story on certain foods and environmental factors that may contribute to the disease, or the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” campaign that was recently launched with a fundraising special in early September, cancer is constantly in the headlines.
With the month of October upon us, the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is in full swing. Women everywhere are learning more about the importance of self-examinations and annual doctor’s exams, as well as mammograms for those who are 40 and older. And families, friends, and even mere acquaintances are teaming up in cities across the country to run or walk the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure or to donate money in support of a runner or walker.
Almost everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether through personal experience or through that of a loved one or friend. The fact is, we’re all in this together. The fight against this disease is not over. In reality, it needs to gain momentum now more that ever. As we remember those who have lost their battle with the disease, as we honor those who have survived the disease, and as we offer encouragement to those who are in the midst of struggling with it, let’s join forces for the ultimate goal-finding a cure.
For more information on cancer, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what you can do to further the cause, check out these web sites:
American Cancer Society:www.cancer.org – Learn more about cancer, join the fight, or find your local division of the American Cancer Society.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: www.nbcam.org – Find patient services, disease information, and how you can help.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: www.nationalraceforthecure.org – Find race and registration information for a city near you.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation: www.bcrfcure.org – Find information about research, events, and how you can become involved.
Stand Up 2 Cancer: www.standup2cancer.org – Learn more about this fundraising campaign and how to donate.
WebMD: www.webmd.com/cancer – Find detailed information about types of cancer, symptoms, and treatments.
National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov – Discover the latest on cancer trials, research, and funding.
American Institute for Cancer Research: www.aicr.org – Find the latest research on diet and cancer prevention.