8 Things to do during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is known to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the past, I knew the basic knowledge about why this month was dedicated to people who are diagnosed with breast cancer and who have survived. However, in my past I never went to a breast cancer walkathon. That all changed when a close family member was diagnosed with the beginning stages of breast cancer. Luckily, her doctor found the cells before they started multiplying, and she got the care she needed. Now I contribute as much as I can in the month of October.

And You Should Too! 

8. Do your research 

  • Talk to your doctor, your friends, and most importantly your family members. Breast cancer can be hereditary in certain families. Women should start going to clinical breast exams every 3 years by the age 20, and by the age 40 women should be going to breast exams every year. 
  • website: http://www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=breasthealth_awareness

7. Maintain a health body

6. Spread the word

  • The Power of 1: 
  • let people know one person can change the world/and probably change the statistics about breast cancer.
  • 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their life time. Organizations like Susan G. Komen are trying to change that percentage. 

5. Become a volunteer

  • The Susan G. Komen Race to the Cure in NYC the Komen’s events would not be so successful without hundreds of volunteers helping out. 
  • On http://www.komennyc.org site under get involved there are volunteer applications everyone and anyone can fill out. 

4. Schedule an event

  • There are so many events this month in NYC that contribute to the fight for a cure. Such as…

 1. Painting Wall Street Pink:

2. Boxing for Boobs: https://www.facebook.com/events/598369526867957/ 

3. Zumba Fitness Part: http://www.komennyc.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=3301

3. Use social media to share awareness

  • Tell your friends and family members about breast cancer events that are happening in your area. 
  • Share your survival story/or give advise to people who lost love ones to breast cancer. 

2. Follow and Like

1. Whatever you do, don’t stop fighting

  • Breast Cancer Month is during October. But that doesn’t mean people should stop fighting for a cure come November 1.
  • Spread the word 365 days, no matter what.  

To give a donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation, search for an event, or become a volunteer visit:  http://www.komennyc.org

 

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