Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. But breast cancer rates have fallen in recent years, though doctors aren’t certain why. Still, for many women, breast cancer is the disease they fear most.
As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we would like to share a few of our ideas on how to get involved in helping support the effort to end this disease that affects so many women (and some men too!).
1. Get signed up for the BreasText program sponsored by Best Self Atlanta, Piedmont Hospital and 97.1 The River. Each month you will receive a FREE text reminding you that it’s time to do your selfexam. So simple and easy and it could save a life! Head to www.bestselfatlanta.com for more information.
2.Purchase a GROHE Ladylux faucet or pink faced Rainshower Icon and $ 25 of each purchase will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where $ 25 pays for 30 minutes of research time. Visit www.grohehopeflows.com for details.
3. OKA b., a leading manufacturer of eco friendly, recyclable footwear, will donate one pair of their top selling Madison Slide shoe to breast cancer patients currently undergoing treatment for each pair of shoes sold on their website during the entire month of October. Purchase a pair online at www.shoesthatloveyou.com.
4. Sign up for a boot camp session at BTB CrossFit and BootCamp during the month of October for their BootCamp for a Cure initiative and a large portion of proceeds will go towards Camp Sunshine, a camp for children battling cancer. Check out www.btbfitness.squarespace.com for more information and to sign up.
5.Hit the streets Oct. 2 3 for the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer.The money raised during this walk stays local and benefits Atlanta based programs, treatment centers and research. Visit at www.itsthejourney.org.
6.The Sport of Giving is a national nonprofit foundation supporting community focused women’s cancer care and prevention.The foundation hosts creative fundraising sporting (and non sporting) events raising more than $ 1 .2 million for Atlanta area hospitals to date. The organization’s event kits are also available to help volunteers organize and host cancer fundraising events in their areas. Visit www.thesportofgiving.org.
7. Savannah, GA – Brides Against Breast Cancer – Power Hours. Saturday, Nov 6 10:00am. At Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, Atlanta, GA. Age Suitability: None Specified. Getting Married? Join us for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price, while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true. Attend our Power Hours and be among the first brides in the Savannah area to browse through hundreds of exquisite name brand and designer wedding gowns at the fraction of the price. Your Power Hour admission entitles you to an early shopping spree where you can try on and purchase your dress ahead of the crowds. Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. – Noon. $ 20 Admission per Attendee.