PINK Out with GPS in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Take Action!
By Jeanne Croteau via Forbes.com
“Every October, a sea of pink surrounds us in the form of ribbons, hoodies emblazoned with inspirational quotes and even on the uniforms of professional athletes. Unless you’ve been personally affected by breast cancer, though, does the significance of this month really register? Are you using the opportunity to learn more and do more?
If the answer is no, you’re probably not alone. Good health is a luxury that many people take for granted so it’s not surprising that so many walk past the displays without even pausing — but we should. We all should.
Did you know that about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? This year alone, it’s estimated that 266,120 will be diagnosed along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Tragically, more than 40,000 will lose their battle in 2018.
It’s not just women, either. Approximately 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be
diagnosed in men this year, also — this is something we should all care about.”
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