October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer. This year approximately 178,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The number of breast cancer survivors in the United States alone is about 2.5 million women. <!–According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer. This year approximately 178,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The number of breast cancer survivors in the United States alone is slightly more than 2 million Women.–>

Learn more about breast cancer and activities taking place all over the country by visiting the links listed below:

 

To find activities in your area as well as additional breast cancer resources, visit http://www.cancer.org.

In addition, there is a fundraising event at National Breat Cancer Foundation called the 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Challenge.  There are great ways there that you can help and/or donate.

For this week’s Thursday’s Thoughts, the winner will have a $25 donation made in her (his) name to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

My prayers are with all of the women currently suffering from this disease and to their families who are so affected by it.

I made this badge if you want to post it on your site.  Or, you can use this code:

<a href=”https://sjfreed.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/october-is-breast-cancer-awareness-month/”><img src=”https://sjfreed.wordpress.com/2008/10/breast-cancer-badge.jpg?w=165&amp;;h=165″></a>

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6 Responses to October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. yasmin says:

    Hey Sher thanks for promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month and this contest…I’m off to check it out esp. since I’m a breast cancer survivor.
    http://www.apooobooks.com/thursday-thirteen-scariest-time-life/

  2. Thanks for posting Sher.

  3. yasmin says:

    Also, thanks for the badge!

  4. […] please see A Novel Menagerie for an additional article on resources, charities, […]

  5. My aunt is a survivor of about 35 years now.

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