Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As many of you probably already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Susan G. Komen for the Cure reports that every 69 seconds a woman dies due to breast cancer, and 1 out of every 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. There are various ways to help contribute towards a cure. One very easy way to participate is by changing your Facebook profile picture using an application provided by SC Johnson. If you visit their Facebook page and “Pink” your profile picture during the Month of October the company will donate a dollar to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Mammograms can also be provided with your help!! The Breast Cancer Site is donating money in order to offer free mammograms. If you visit their website www.thebreastcancersite.com the front page has an option to click to give. All you have to do is click on the pink square and funds will go towards providing mammograms. Both Dannon and Yoplait participate in breast cancer donations, so if you eat yogurt you can help! Dannon requires you to fill out the number off of the lid at cupsofhope.com by November 30th resulting in a 10 cent donation for each lid to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every lid mailed in by December 30th.

If you feel like actively participating in an event that funds breast cancer research there are numerous events. Run 4 Her Life is a 5k/10k race that will be taking place in Century City on October 24th. The proceeds from this event go towards research at USC. There is also a concert after this event!! If running is not for you, Trek and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation are sponsoring a ride this coming weekend on October 9th. There rides are taking place at various locations, so I am sure there is one near you!

As you can see taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness month is EASY!!

Jessica Clark

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