Think PINK. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but for a survivor it’s every-single-day. As much as pink is a fave color for so many, for lots of women it carries an extra meaning. Pink isn’t just a color – it’s an attitude! One of strength and support and a battle. Pink represents the color of a war cry to fight cancer. Beat it. Overcome all of it. #FightLikeAGirl. And it’s not only the color of strength for those battling it personally, it’s for those of us who are sharing the battle with them. You had me at PINK, girl! #PINKtober.
Got PINK? Got the FACTS on breast cancer?
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
What can YOU do? Lots. Support family and friends by not asking what you can do, but instead DO something. Make dinner and surprise them with it. Walk their dogs on a random night. Hire a cleaning crew for their home for a surprise. You know your friends… think of what would make them feel loved.
Wear PINK. Not just the ribbon. Purchase from companies who give back to Breast Cancer Awareness or just find a pink sweater in your closet to wear to show your overall love and support. It’s all good – it’s in your intentions that matters most.
STYLISH #PINKtober … Everything in the pictures is linked, so just click on what you like to shop it all!
Supporting the Fighters, Admiring the survivors, Honoring the Taken, & Never, Ever Giving Up Hope!