National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this post is a full of great information. It includes an explanation of the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk ‘For the Cure’ too. Sending you healthy, positive thoughts for the day!

~Christy

The Militant Negro™

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

White House decorated pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2008 White House decorated pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2008

History

NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

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15 thoughts on “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. Great repost Christy.. and Breast Cancer awareness is something ALL women should be aware of and do regular checks..
    I have a sister who had breast Cancer and had a mastectomy in the 90’s age 36.. She had four young children at the time..
    She underwent Chemo-Therapy and 5 years of drug treatment.. Thankfully she had much to live for and she is now in her 50’s… 🙂 I go every 3 yrs for a Mammogram.. and only went last month.. .. And alls well.. 🙂 Breast cancer research is making great strides now.. Lets hope the Message gets across..

    Thank you for sharing Christy.. 🙂 Love and Hugs.. xxxx

    • Thanks Sue for sharing your personal connection with breast cancer. I am so happy to hear your sister is healthy and happy, as are you too! I think that as more people become aware of the importance of early detection we can hopefully have more people staying healthy. Love and hugs to you too!! xoxo

  2. Thanks so much for the repost. It’s fanatstic how Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become so much bigger than it ever used to me. I had a mastectomy myself 9 years ago now, so I definitely consider myself one of the lucky ones. Im am thrilled by all the efforts people make to make other people aware, as well as making sure they go through early detection themselves.

    • Thank you for sharing your personal story here. You are a strong survivor and a great example of life after the big ‘C.’ I am agree that early detection is of utmost importance. Here’s to good health!

  3. Great repost Christy and a message that needs to be heard. A few years ago we had a community contest to see which town could be the pinkest. We came in second, but the College where I was Managing Director of Operations went all out. Everything was pink, all the men wore pink and we had a huge mobile Mammogram truck on site and the girls came and were checked. There was a great amount of Estrogen in the air that day. The men catered everything that day.
    It is so important you girls get looked at closely, its up to us guys to cheer you on…

    Hugs from Alberta

    • Thanks Rolly for the great reminder that it’s as much about the encouragement as it is about getting checked for cancer regularly! I love that idea of the ‘pinkest’ community – cheering on the enthusiasm for the cure!

  4. Breast Cancer is an important women’s issue! Thanks for the reminder that October is breast cancer awareness month. I did a graf post last year that was a mural painted on the Canadian Cancer Society building in Ottawa. I’ll put that link up on my side bar w/ a note about Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you, Christy!

  5. Thanks for this informative post, Christy, and something all women should be aware of…Fortunately, my Mom, sisters and I have been lucky, but my girl friend’s Mom battled with it for years and she passed in her 80’s a few years ago. She was able to live a long life, even through it…hugs

    • Hi Lauren, I am so glad you are healthy! It is a tough battle for those affected but I’m glad that more research continues to happen to find a cure. It sounds like your girlfriend’s Mom was a strong woman ((HUGS))

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