Sunday, October 5, 2008
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more than 20 years, national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies have been working together to build breast cancer awareness and provide access to screening services.
Early detection is especially important. Experts encourage regular self-breast exams and scheduling annual mammograms because breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Every 12 minutes 1 woman dies and 4 are diagnosed with breast cancer.
One way that we can help fight breast cancer is by participating in Brides Against Breast Cancer's gown sales. They provide brides-to-be the opportunity to find their dream gown at an incredible savings while making dreams come true for women fighting breast cancer. You can purchase a gown at their national tour of gowns or donate your wedding gown to the cause.
For more information about breast cancer awareness visit nbcam.org. For more information on brides against breast cancer visit bridesagainstbreastcancer.