Since 1991, the pink ribbon has stood for the universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, thanks to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The pink ribbon is the well-known symbol adopted by many organizations including the National Football League to help promote awareness for breast cancer.
It’s October again, so you know what that means, hundreds, if not thousands of products are branded pink with a promise of a small portion of the total cost being donated to support breast cancer research.
Many people are familiar with the pharmaceutical company I work for because of a certain saying at the end of commercials for AstraZeneca (AZ) products. At the end of every AZ advertisement, it says, if you can’t afford your medications AstraZeneca may be able to help you.
For the last nine years, you know when it’s October in Harrisburg. That’s when the power of pink is used to raise health and awareness for breast cancer at the State Capital complex.
Wearing Calvin Klein knit dress, with Kate Spade New York pink graduated jumbo necklace, J.Crew Everly suede pump with metallic gold heel with pink FitBit band, Tiffany and David Yurman bracelets.
The Capital’s East Wing Fountain water is tinted pink to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
East Wing Fountain at State Capital Complex in Harrisburg, Breast Cancer Awareness
Wearing old Valerie Stevens pink leather jacket, J. Crew animal print pencil skirt, J.Crew suede brown booties with Prada sunnies.
Did you know 1 in 3 women will have cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 8 will have breast cancer?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness, the annual national calendar focus to bring about awareness for women to get a mammogram and reminder to perform monthly self-checks. Breast Cancer Awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast cancer will produce a reliable permanent cure.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women.
As with many other illnesses, early detection is key, some of the signs and symptoms may include the following: