As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which aims to bring attention to the importance of regular breast screenings and early detection as well as driving funds to help pay for additional cancer research.
We’d like to encourage our employees and customers to get involved and increase awareness of this horrible disease that affects so many! Join us every Friday in October, and wear pink and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. You may also see our Boxer employees walking the property with a Pink Boxer Cares Bracelet, one of the many ways we’re showing our support for this cause.
Several of our employees have fought and beaten breast cancer and we want to show that we care by shining a light on this important cause which affects so many of us. We see our coworkers every day and would hate for them to have to go through dealing with cancer of any kind if it is preventable! Women & men are affected by this type of cancer and it’s important to be aware of the symptoms as well as get regular screenings.
U.S. Breast Cancer Stats
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12% will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 883.
- 2nd highest death rates than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
- White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African American, Hispanic, and Asian women
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
- In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.
- A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
- (from BreastCancer.org)
Based on the statistics, you may not have been affected yet, but you will know someone in your lifetime that is diagnosed with it and the earlier it’s detected the less aggressive the treatment required. Let’s join in the fight for those struggling with this as well as encourage those women (and men) in our lives to have regular check-ups.
Learn how to reduce the risk of breast cancer
How to Get Involved
Participate in a local event, either a Walk, Run, Fundraiser, Fitness Class, and More
Local Breast Cancer Events
This fight isn’t just for women, men are affected too! So join us in the fight and be a Pink Warrior!