October is a month known for pumpkin patches. Light sweaters and FALL! Many people celebrate birthdays, custom parties and Halloween. Isn’t that lovely to hear? People celebrating life and traditions? What most people don’t know is that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this campaign was created to increase awareness of the disease. You may think that most people are aware that cancer exists but most forget to make an early detection plan.
The American Cancer Society states that “Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.”
Early detection should begin in their 20’s, all women should be told about the breast self-exam (BSE) and even the women who choose not to BSE know what her breast looks and feels like so if any changes occur she should immediately know. Women with breast implants and women breastfeeding can also examine their breast regularly.
Researching and being aware of any changes in your body and also new changes in the research and technology can help save your life, a friend’s life, or a family member’s life.
Anyone can contribute in the fight against cancer whether it’s volunteering your time, participating in an event or donating to the cause.
By clicking here you can find out different ways to get involved:
Also clicking here you are redirected to a PDF filled with all the information needed about Breast Cancer.
EVENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Pink Flamingo Breast Cancer Charity Party
$10 Entry with proceeds going to The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
$3 and $4 Drink Specials
Late Night Menu: Mojito Shrimp, Calamari, Conch Fritters, Indian Chicken & Rice and more
Party: 10:00 Dancing All Night
Attire: Casual / Cocktail Chic
October 17, 2015
6:00 AM Day of Registration 7:30 AM Survivor Procession 7:45 AM Survivor Ceremony 8:45 AM 5K Certified Timed Run (for timed runners ONLY) 9:00 AM 5K Non-Timed Walk/Run 10:00 AM Tot Run 10:15 AM
National Marine Suppliers Yacht Bikers Poker Run
For more information about these events you can visit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF), this foundation was founded in Miami 1993 by 3 women. It was created to give advocacy, education and research about Breast Cancer.