Yes, the month of October is know for Halloween and we all get excited because it’s the one time of the year that we get to be someone else as well as get free candy, but that’s not the only thing we’re excited for. In 1985, October officially became National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation started giving out pink ribbons to those who have survived breast cancer and people who are running in the NYC Race for Breast Cancer Survivors.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease as well as raise money to donate towards cancer research in hopes of finding a cure. Even though most of us are familiar with the disease, we still need to learn more about early detection and other things associated with the disease. So this month everyone should celebrate and if you don’t know how here’s 10 ways you can.
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