Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted on 10/02/2018
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our TEQ Vikings and Lady Vikings basketball team is wearing pink to honor those that have been affected by breast cancer and to bring awareness of the disease. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (besides skin cancer), and the second most common cause of cancer death in women. By the end of 2018, approximately 266,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. In 2015, there were an estimated 3.4 million living with breast cancer.

Why do we wear pink during the month of October?

During the month of October the color pink shows up in full force. From lapel pins to NFL uniforms. People integrate pink into their wardrobes to support breast cancer awareness month. As an awareness campaign, it’s incredibly successful, but awareness is just the first step. From awareness, public health education and advances in research are possible. Wearing pink during the month of October is a simple way to let these women know they are not alone. Furthermore, wearing pink during breast cancer awareness month shows your support for educating the public, advancing research, and honoring the millions of women who have fought the disease so that one day no woman will have to fight it again.

For more information check out this website: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
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