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Quick Read: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A pink ribbon in honor of breast cancer awareness month

Author: Ashley Vukovich

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to help support life-saving research and life-changing support. Between donating to a charity, volunteering, and wearing pink, there are many low-cost and free ways to show your support in the awareness for breast cancer. Below are a few ways that you can be in support this month.

  • Participate. You can participate in the Susan G Komen walk for breast cancer. The Komen Foundation hosts community races to raise money to fund community- based health programs, research, and advocacy programs.

  • Volunteer. You can volunteer at local and national volunteer centers. These volunteer centers help with events that raise money for breast cancer research.

  • Wear Pink. Wearing a pink ribbon, pink clothes, or pink accessories is an easy way to show your support for those who are fighting breast cancer.

  • Educate. You can help spread awareness of breast cancer by informing your friends on how to self-examine for any abnormalities and telling your female friends and family to get mammograms. Many clinics offer free mammograms in October.

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