Paint it Pink: Show Your Support This October

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and showing your support for the women and men whose lives have been touched by this terrible illness is the best way you can make a difference. Each year, many different breast cancer awareness organizations hold events and walks to not only spread the word about breast cancer but to raise money that will assist with research into the cause, prevention, and cure of breast cancer. How should you best support this cause this October? It can be something as simple as showing your support by wearing a breast cancer ribbon to more ambitious fundraising goals for a local walk or event. No matter how you choose to show your support, you are helping all of us get one step closer to a cure.

Race for a Cure

There are several, large walks that you can participate in throughout the country and the world to show your support. The first Race for the Cure was held in Texas in 1983 and it has since grown to be held in over 100 American cities as well as 10 other countries across the globe. In 2002, the number of participants was over one million people.

There is also the ever-growing Susan G. Komen 3 Day “For the Cure” event that you can participate in. This walk is sixty-miles long and is completed over a three-day period. All of the money raised in this event benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Spread the Message

Part of preventing and curing breast cancer lies in not only in the research, but in early detection as well. As with most kinds of cancer, the earlier it is found the better the chances of full recovery are. Letting all women know the importance of regular mammograms and self-breast examinations will help ensure that women are able to catch this disease early on. Hand out pamphlets and flyers, event hold your own event detailing how you should get your mammogram once a year and how to perform a proper breast examination by yourself. You’d be surprised just how many women are unsure of these things and how easily you may be able to save a life.

Wear your breast cancer ribbon proudly and let everyone know that you want to live to see the day where breast cancer is a thing of the past. Get involved and spread your voice this October in celebration and support of those touched by breast cancer.

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This is a guest port.    Mercedes Potter is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow her @CedesPotter for other ideas on how you can support finding a cure for Breast Cancer.

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