Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How You can Support the Cause!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness.of this disease. As athletes wear Pink, women begin Pink walks and runs, and Pink ribbons are worn to show our love and support for all those who have fought and for those who continue the fight we at Tidy Spaces wanted to share some important information concerning breast cancer. In the US, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer once in their lives. Because of this, we all have a connection to breast cancer in some way. Making progress in breast cancer research begins with awareness but it also takes action. There are many ways to support the cause and be a part of the cure!
HAVE A BREAST EXAM DONE & ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO AS WELL
Breast exams or mammograms, help locate cancer in its early stages. Every woman starting at the age of 20, should have a breast exam once a year. Most women at age 40 should start getting a mammogram every year. Encourage the women in your life to take care of themselves and schedule an exam! If healthcare is an issue. The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc, can assist you with locations to set up free mammograms. Beating this disease begins with each one of us.
DONATE TO RESEARCH INITIATIVES
Scientists are working everyday trying to find a cure for breast cancer. It is crucial for funding
to continue their vital research. Begin by researching organizations mission statements and security platforms so your financial contribution will be made to a verified organization. A few organizations you can donate to: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and America Breast Cancer Foundation.
DONATE TO PATIENT CARE CENTERS
A great way to get involved is to donate to nonprofit patient charities or care centers. Many chemotherapy centers and hospitals will accept clothing donations and more. Donations of new or gently worn bras to The Bra Recyclers, is a great way to support breast cancer patients, raise awareness, and help the environment all at the same time. Search the internet for more donation centers.
HELP THOSE IN YOUR LIFE BATTLING CANCER
Many of us have a connection with a breast cancer fighter. If you do, the best and most memorable for the cause is by helping them. Whether you give financially, emotionally, or physically, the impact is incredible. If you can take them to treatment sessions,check ups, listen when they need support or offer to help with bills, your strength and unconditional love goes a long way!
PARTICIPATE IN TIDY SPACES BRA DECORATING CONTEST
Tidy Spaces is hosting a BRA decorating contest to raise awareness about breast cancer. All you have to do is choose a bra, decorate, snap a picture of just the bra and send it to The Tidy Spaces via our INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK account. The winner will receive a TIDY SPACES gift card for themselves or it can be donated to a loved one fighting breast cancer.
Breast Cancer has affected so many of our lives and our loved one’s lives. Together , we can help find a cure and beat this disease. This October, join The team at Tidy spaces as we support the cause!
Written by content creator Claudia Curtin