Posted on Oct 07, 2016
Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Research and In Home Care
October is known mostly for Halloween, pumpkin spice and fall harvest time. More recently, October has also become more commonly known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer has claimed many lives, both male and female, so it is important to help shed light on ways to detect, prevent, treat and hopefully cure the disease.
Our senior loved ones most likely grew up in an era when the term “breast cancer” was considered taboo and possibly shameful in the media. Celebrities who came forward to announce their diagnosis resulted in a more widespread acceptance of the disease, as well as openness for second opinions. It wasn’t until the 1980s during a feminist health care movement that the term removed its stigma and helped to encourage early detection and treatment; potentially saving many lives.
Many events such as Race for the Cure and other types of walks help to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. October hosts these events and many corporations also nod to the awareness efforts with pink lights on popular landmarks.
Breast cancer awareness campaigns have proven to be highly effective in the endeavor to make early diagnosis and treatment plans possible. The well-known pink ribbon is a symbol of breast cancer awareness and is worn by those who have survived or know someone who as has been affected by the disease. The ribbon is undisputed as a symbol of hope and faith in scientific research. Funds raised from the sale of the prominent pink ribbon events are distributed to further breast cancer research.
Early detection is the most effective way to defend against breast cancer. Efforts to raise awareness, which will hopefully lead to more funds, for Breast Cancer Research range from social media contests, races, telethons, and professional sports teams displaying ribbons on helmets or wearing some form of pink. Breast cancer charities work hard, especially during the month of October, to increase awareness of breast cancer research to raise funds that will one day find a cure.
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