October Means Think Pink

October means one thing: it’s time to think pink!

Why should you join in the October festivities aimed at fighting breast cancer?

According to breastcancer.org, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. For a disease that the world hears so much about and seems to work so actively to cure, the statistics are staggering and the disease far too common. It strikes a chord with many.

It is shocking to consider the number of women around the world who have faced this diagnosis. When October rolls around each year, it comes to mean more than simply wearing pink or putting a sticker on the back of the car.

October is a time to remember those who have been touched by the disease and to do everything our power to prevent this disease from taking any more lives.

How, then, can we make a difference? Awareness of the disease is the best place to start. Early detection is crucial and greatly increases chances of the cancer being treated successfully. Spread the word; encourage friends to create a plan for regular exams and early detection.

For more information about breast cancer, prevention and how to donate to the cause, visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month.