As you have no doubt noticed the color pink is associated with breast cancer awareness and fund raising efforts. The pink ribbon has been used to show support for women with breast cancer and is used to honor anyone who has been diagnosed with the disease and to identify related breast products. Many woman and men support this cause worldwide today and even young children can be seen wearing the pink ribbon symbol.
Many people associate this pink ribbon as a sign of generosity and faith that a cure for breast cancer will eventually be found. Many organizations actively sell products with all the proceeds being donated towards raising funds for the cause. Avon is a worldwide example of this.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this is when many fund raising events take place all around the world. In Canada they have the Run for the Cure every October. In Australia a Pink Ribbon Breakfast is held and put on by Cancer Australia. This monthly awareness tradition has been in place for 25 years now and helps to raise funds for Breast Cancer.
Due to increased public awareness for all cancers including breast cancer there are even support groups which have been set up by men. While woman have the highest chances of developing breast cancer the number of men suffering from this is on the rise too. As well these support groups help to raise funds for both men and woman.
The good news today is that there is help for anyone having to deal with breast cancer. Many people describe it as a journey and you can pick up brochures and information at any of the major breast cancer websites today. Don’t forget your doctor and local hospital will have a wealth of information and resources on this subject. You are not alone and support and help is available, just ask.
If you would like to support breast cancer in any way you only have to look for pink products in stores and advertised in magazines and online. Each dollar that you spend will be donated to this cancer program and will be used in various forms including: research on breast cancer, helping woman get the treatment they need and in providing mammograms to help diagnose breast cancer early.