October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer has affected so many lives. And, it continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed among women, according to the American Cancer Society. It is the second leading cause of death from cancer among women, with lung cancer being the first.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Throughout the month, you’ll see the color pink, which represents breast cancer awareness. Raising awareness for this disease is so important, as, with all cancers, early detection can save a life. Below, you’ll find facts and statistics on breast cancer, including the importance of self-exams and more.
Events Throughout The Month
There are various events and fundraisers as well throughout the month of October. Many organizations will host events to increase awareness, and also raise funds for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and finding a cure. At Beasley Media, we are proud to support Piedmont Augusta Foundation’s Miracle Mile Walk, coming up on October 15th.
Make More Survivors
The hope is to one day find a cure for this terrible disease. Until then, it’s important to know your risks and address any concerns with your doctor. There are so many valuable resources within the community.
Piedmont Augusta Breast Health Center
The Piedmont Augusta Breast Health Center provides patient education, genetic counseling, and testing, along with their mobile mammography unit. This wonderful center provides life-saving screenings for women here in our community, regardless of their ability to pay.
Your Breast Cancer Stories
Perhaps you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer. If you’d like to share your story, please send us an email. We would love to share your story and continue to remind women of the importance of getting their mammograms and doing self-checks.