It’s October and that means it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)! Every year, the annual health campaign is organized by charities to increase awareness and raise funds for researching the disease and finding a cure.

Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers that will affect women, and in some cases men, too. A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8. But for African American women, there chances have increased from 2000-2009 by 0.7% per year, while it has decreased for White women per year by 1.0%. It was that estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer were expected to occur among African American women in 2013.

Although Breast Cancer is still actively affecting women in various communities, organizations such as the American Cancer Society have made strides with this campaign by creating awareness around it and a need to combat this issue. Due to the success of this campaign, there are more

than 2.8 million break cancer survivors in the United States! Because of the help of so many, this feat has been achieved but it doesn’t stop there! Find ways to participate and volunteer within your location community to support this needed cause, or even donate. There’s the American Cancer Society and other local organizations that have ways for supporters to get involved! So continue the fight to end breast cancer but most of all, don’t forget to wear pink!

We stand in solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October and that means it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)! Every year, the annual health campaign is organized by charities to increase awareness and raise funds for researching the disease and finding a cure.

Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers that will affect women, and in some cases men, too. A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8. But for African American women, there chances have increased from 2000-2009 by 0.7% per year, while it has decreased among White women per year by 1.0%. It was that estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer were expected to occur among African American women in 2013.

Although Breast Cancer is still actively affecting women in various communities, organizations such as the American Cancer Society have made strides with this campaign by creating awareness around it and a need to combat this issue. Due to the success of this campaign, there are more than 2.8 million break cancer survivors in the United States! Because of the help of so many, this feat has been achieved but it doesn’t stop there! Find ways to participate and volunteer within your location community to support this needed cause, or even donate. There’s the American Cancer Society and other local organizations that have ways for supporters to get involved! So continue the fight to end breast cancer but most of all, don’t forget to wear pink!

We stand in solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

breast cancer awareness women joining hands for support