Breast cancer is a very depressing topic to talk about. Everyone knows of at least one person close to them that has or has had breast cancer. According to the CDC, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime. Many people have survived and beat the cancer; others have not. Unfortunately, there has not been a cure found for this viscous disease. However, to raise awareness, the month of October has been dedicated to awareness of the disease.
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is a huge supporter of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). According to AstraZeneca HealthCare’s webpage, Breast Cancer Awareness Month consists of a collection of national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies that work together to promote the increase in knowledge of the disease, share information on the disease and provide greater access to services for the disease.
Prep senior Thomas Squeglia said, “It is such a great thing that so many people feel so strongly about raising awareness of breast cancer for women all throughout the world.”
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is proud of their vast success. The month has nationally been recognized and is a national event. Also, many very prestigious leagues and people also publicly participate in the event as well. that their initial collective efforts to promote NBCAM have expanded so that many breast health organizations and other individuals and groups raise awareness of breast cancer in the month of October and throughout the year.
The National Football League promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by doing a few things out of their norm. Almost every player on the field wears something pink when they play whether it is a wristband, socks, cleats or a skull cap. Along with these, all jerseys are equipped with a pink ribbon embroidered on them. The players also do a lot of work going around talking up the organization as well.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great cause that pushes to help women all throughout the world combat the horrible effects of cancer. Cancer really has no main cause; it could be diagnosed to anyone. Early detection of the cancer is crucial to the recovering process. The earlier the better! The more people are aware of the cancer, the better the chances of realizing a symptom.