Live to Give: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s only fitting that I share three breast cancer causes for this edition of Live to Give. It seems that even if you don’t know someone personally, you’ve heard of someone having breast cancer. In a way this cancer seems to connect us all.
The first organization, Susan G. Komen, has to be the most popular breast cancer awareness organization. SGK is well know due in part to its many “walks/marathons” that raise money for breast cancer research. Please visit the website to learn more about the organization and be sure to get involved and/or donate to the cause.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
The second organization is really two in one; Bright Pink and Fab-U-Wish. I only recently became familiar with Bright Pink when E-News Host, Giuliana Rancic, was diagnosed with the disease. Giuliana decided to use her platform to inform the world that breast cancer can strike at anytime no matter who you are. Fab-U-Wish grants the wishes of women who are living with breast cancer. Giuliana partnered with Bright Pink, which raises awareness, funds and offers support.
Bright Pink is more than just a color. It is a movement, a community, a way of life. It is the belief that being proactive is better than being reactive, that prevention is better than treatment. Educate yourself, take action, and join us in Being Bright Pink. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.
Bright Pink on Fab-U-Wish: Our dear friend and supporter Giuliana Rancic wants to grant some special young women fighting breast or ovarian cancer with their most fabulous wish! Learn all about the breast cancer survivor’s new program for young women and start dreaming up your own Fab-U-Wish today.
Be sure to support these three breast cancer causes: