How far away do you think breast cancer is from your life?
The answer is: closer than you think.
How Far is Breast Cancer Away From You?
On average, every 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime which is more than 10% of the female population. And if you think you are safe simply because you are a man. Think Again, because 1 in every 883 men also experiences breast cancer during lifetime. Breast cancer is not only the second most diagnosed cancer among American women, its death rate is also higher than all other cancers falling only short behind lung cancer.
In 2019, more than 268,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. As the number of cases grow each year, more people begin to pay attention to breast cancer and make it their goal to spread awareness and educate the general public. (SOURCE)
Know the Symptoms of Early Breast Cancer
How do I know if I am at risk of breast cancer?
- The beginning development of lump or mass in the breast
- Swelling even if no lump was found
- A change in the size or shape of breast
- The nipple or breast skin appears red, scaly, or thickened
- A nipple turned inward into the breast
If you are still not sure, check out NBCF’s website for a more completed list of potential symptoms and signs so you know what to look for. (free full guide)
Ways to Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Game Pink –
“Who would’ve known that playing your favorite video game can make a difference in the lives of women and families facing the realities of breast cancer?”
NBCF offers a year around fundraising opportunity known as Game Pink for gamers, streamers, developers, and publishers who wish to take part in the journey.
HOPE Kit Wish List-
“A tangible expression of hope for the price of a cup of coffee”
HOPE Kits are care packages that the foundation sends out to patients to show support and love. Items include:
- Fuzzy socks
- Unscented lotion
- Lip balm
- Inspirational bracelet
- HOPE Journal
- Educational resources
Items in the package were carefully selected base on what patients believe are comforting and encouraging while undergoing their breast cancer treatments. With as little as $1 you can check off a box on NBCF’s amazon wish list and help bringing smiles to a patient’s face.
Volunteer with NBCF –
“Have a day to spare? Spend it here with us!”
Contribution can come in many forms. For those who wish to be more involved, you can choose to spend a day with fellow members doing the following:
- Host / Join a Gathering
- Become a Community Leader
- Pack HOPE Kits
- Pack Breast Health Kits
- Write Encouragement Cards
- Join Monthly Gathering
- Join Outreach Event
Check out NBCF’s latest calendar to join an event near you.
Make Pink Priceless –
“We’ll donate when you make your everyday purchases.”
“No extra cost, no extra commitment. “
We don’t believe in donations that are at the customer’s expense.
That’s why when ECARD decided to partner with NBCF, we promised ourselves that nothing will come out of your pocket.
A total of 1000 Limited Edition Rose Pink Cards will be issued in the month of October.
Use your invitation code: PINK while applying so we know you’re in it with us!
For the promotion period of October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019, your first purchase* with this limited edition Pink ECARD will result in a $10.00 donation to NBCF from us.
*ATM Withdrawal, Bill Pay, Electronic Check, P2P transfer is not included. Maximum $10 donation per individual.
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