Every October marks the annual campaign for Breast Cancer awareness. Many people are aware of the disease since it’s impact has been far reaching, but October signifies an increased push to take the necessary steps to fight back.
The fight back can be in the form of creating an early detection plan. Did you know that when breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the five year survival rate is 98%? That’s why creating an early detection plan is essential, and you should encourage friends and family members to create their plan.
Another part of the fight back can be raising money for a charitable organization, such as the Susan G Komen Organization. This organization helps raise money to support those fighting the disease, and to fund the research to help make the breakthrough to end breast cancer forever.
Here are some of the things you can do to help:
- Participate in the Race for the Cure: Join thousands of others (and the Advance Financial Track Team!), and show your support by walking or running this October 25th in Nashville.
- Running not your thing? Out of town on race weekend? You can do your bit by participating in the Sleep In for the Cure.
- Want to try something a little more attention grabbing? Try wearing a tutu! The Do You Tutu is a great way to have fun and create awareness all at the same time.
- If none of the above appeal to you, you can always donate, and help fund the research to eliminate breast cancer. There are multiple ways to donate. You can either donate money to an individual or a team, send a general donation, or if you’re an employer, you can double your impact with matching gifts.
- Alternatively, you can volunteer at an event. Volunteers play a crucial role in a successful raceday, and being a part of these events can be a rewarding experience, even if it’s your first time.
It’s time to put an end to breast cancer once and for all. Whether it’s donating your time, giving a gift, participating in a race, or even wearing a tutu – every little bit helps. Together we can all make a difference.