Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 1 – 31st 2017

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It has been reported that every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with this disease. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. We’ve put together resources for you to learn, get involved and donate to organizations working hard to prevent and cure it. 

About Breast Cancer

National Breast Cancer Org

American Red Cross

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Breast Cancer.Org

Breast Cancer Detection

National Mammography Day is the 3rd Friday in October. On this day, women are reminded that regular checkups, as advised by their physician, are key to early detection of breast cancer. The day was first proclaimed National Mammography Day in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

MaurerFoundation.org

What to expect during a mammogram

Get Involved

Find an event through the Susan G. Komen site. They sponsor walks and running races.

The American Cancer Society has links to events near you.

Pink Ribbon Shop was started by a breast cancer survivor providing merchandise and donates some of the proceeds to the MD Anderson Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Make a Donation

We recommend Charity Navigator as a sound way to evaluate non-profits through their thorough rating system of examining two broad areas of a charity’s performance; their financial health and their accountability & transparency. 

These are from Charity Navigator’s list of “top charities working to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

The American Italian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation

It’s the Journey Inc.

Bay Area Cancer Connections

Casting for Recovery

Sharsheret

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Ginny and Nancy support their regional Breast Cancer Alliance.

A Sharp Eye is a supporter of the efforts made to fight this disease in October, and recommend that our collective efforts continue throughout the year.

Please share this with your friends and loved ones so that we can make progress towards eradicating this cancer. Is there a site or event that we missed? Please let us know in the comments below.

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