Based on the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. And early detection makes a HUGE difference in survival. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, up to 97% of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer will survive 5 years after diagnosis. Early detection is vital, which is why efforts to raise awareness are so high.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Several organizations and fundraisers occur each year in October. With great strides having been made, but much more to be done to raise awareness and prevention, awareness is really a year-round effort.
The Susan G. Komen foundation does a tremendous job throughout the year to help raise awareness and money toward research aimed at ending Breast Cancer. Follow their blog for resources and information year-round. You can also get involved through either donations or fundraising opportunities through their site. Each year they host a 5k walk/run in hundreds of cities across the nation to raise funds. We encourage you to find one near you and get involved if this is a cause near and dear to you.
Another Breast Cancer awareness campaign is Pink for October. Their main goal is to turn everything on the internet pink in the month of October in an effort to raise awareness and encourage people to get involved, if even in the smallest way.
Save The Ta-Ta’s Foundation sells apparel and miscellaneous products year-round to help fund research efforts.
Smaller, local efforts to raise awareness occur in hundreds, maybe thousands, of cities across the country – especially in October. Beards for boobies is one such ‘awareness effort’ that several men in our local area participate in. They simply do not shave their beards in the month of October in an attempt to raise awareness.
The NFL and MLB associations, along with many others, incorporate pink into some (or multiple) aspect of their uniforms during the month of October to raise awareness as well.
We had many requests from customers to come up with a beautiful option to display year-round that not only raises Breast Cancer awareness, but adds depth and is able to transform any room in your home/business. Our solution was the Pretty in Pink ornament collection pre-decorated wreaths and garlands.
This gorgeous wreath is available in 2’, 3’, 4’, 5’, and 6’ for your home or business. If you need something larger, we can custom make any size that will fit your venue. The garland is 9’ in length and the branches span an impressive 14” in diameter. See our online store or give us a call for pricing.
No matter how you choose to show your support, or raise awareness, we would encourage you to take up some effort, albeit small. If you have never been affected by breast cancer personally, or had someone close to you diagnosed, you almost undeniably know someone who has.