By now you are all aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sometimes known as the “pink month.” It is a yearly initiative that is quite significant and contributes to raising awareness of breast cancer. So let’s learn more about the subject and the background and significance of this month.
An international campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer was started by breast cancer charities in October. The campaign’s objectives are to generate money for research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of breast cancer and to raise awareness about breast cancer. The American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries collaborated to launch the pink month in 1985 with the intention of promoting mammography as a means of identifying and preventing breast cancer.
Among both the “developed” and “under developed countries,” breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women, according to the World Health Organization. Worldwide, breast cancer claimed the lives of about 508 000 people in 2011.
How to Get Involved This Month
There are various ways we can take a stand this month to support women with breast cancer all over the world and raise awareness. Take a stand this month, you can assist in a number of ways:
Educate yourself – Your first step should be to become knowledgeable about the subject. Learn more about the subject by reading more about it. This will help you understand why this month is so significant. It will also be simpler for us to have empathy and understanding if we educate ourselves. Be sure to read other people’s stories of their experiences or post your own to enlighten others!
Support – There are a variety of ways you can show your support this month, including by making a donation to one of the foundations and charities supporting breast cancer research as well as by promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month on your various social media accounts. Because raising awareness is really what we’re aiming to accomplish this month. This month, wear a pink ribbon!