October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means that it’s time to get involved with a cause that affects millions of people every year! According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.7 million new cases of Breast Cancer each year. Showing your support this October can impact the lives of many men and women who live with Breast Cancer. At Covergirl Shapewear, we want you to help you make a difference in your community this October, so we’ve put together a list of ways that you can make a difference this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Even though many Americans are introduced to “Pink October” and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at a young age, it is still important to bring light to the issues that surround Breast Cancer. Despite many people being aware of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is still a serious need for support in the way of donations, volunteers, and advocacy.
Once a year, organizations, businesses, and sports teams break out the color pink to show their support. You can help bring awareness by wearing pink clothes, ribbons, adding pink filters to your social media profile pictures, and sharing hashtags online.
Raising awareness is a great an inexpensive way to bring attention to an issue, but awareness on its own isn’t enough, though. It’s important to support charities and organizations that give direct support to patients like the American Cancer Society. While some organizations fund research or raise awareness, some offer direct support like offering rides to and from treatment centers or lodging when treatment is far away.
Another great way to make a difference this Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to fundraise or donate to Chemotherapy centers. Fundraising has never been easier, with dozens of crowdfunding apps and websites available, including the Facebook donation tool. Additionally, cancer treatment centers are always taking donations in the form of everything from quilts and books to hair even time!
Another way that you can help make a difference is by donating your time to cancer treatment centers, hospitals, or to an individual who could use your support. You may find that donating your time is a very rewarding feeling and that something as small as giving rides to and from treatment centers or volunteering at your local cancer treatment center can be.