Saturday, October 10, 2009

Go PINK not only in October

October is one of the most special and momentous of all the months.

With all the preparations to Halloween, like searching for costumes and house decorations, we are busy, creative and definitively spend lots of money.

Among our expenses are also donations and purchases toward a good cause.
Many of us contribute to fund breast cancer research, since October is also National and International Breast Cancer Awareness Month NBCAM, an annual international health campaign.

All breast cancer charities all over the world each October work together to
raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure;
increase awareness of the disease and to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection;
offer information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month people raise money by organizing activities such as theme parties, or a "pink day" (when employees wear pink clothing or accessories) at work.  Go Passionately Pink!

Wear pink, raise funds and fight breast cancer!!!

There’s no time like the present to get passionately pink about breast cancer. Passionately Pink for the Cure is a fundraising program that inspires breast cancer advocacy and honors those affected by the disease. You’ll help raise awareness among your friends, family or co-workers; and help end breast cancer forever!

Register today at www.passionatelypink.org to get everything needed for your event including event day ideas, promotional posters and much more!

Many companies, including lingerie boutiques donate portion of their October income to fund breast cancer research, like Bust N Lace will donate 10% of the October sale to fund breast cancer research. See more at BustNLace.com.

The money raised is usually donated to the breast cancer organizations or research programs.

Among worldwide recognizable recurrent activities and events are:

Race for the Cure 
In 2008 the 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure was the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over one million participants since 2005.
The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world. Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Find your local race and register at http://ww5.komen.org/findarace.aspx

Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade has for more than a decade raised funds and awareness for advancing access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. From 1992 through 2008 more than $585 million was raised and awarded in 50 countries worldwide for awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services and scientific research. Find out more at Avon Company and Avon Foundation.

Ride to Empower
The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
The Ride to Empower is a destination bike ride, with fully-supported route lengths ranging from a 100 miles to less than 32 miles. The location for the Ride to Empower changes yearly.

Global Illumination
Estée Lauder Companies Global Illumination is a unique initiative to put the spotlight on breast cancer awareness by illuminating buildings, monuments and landmarks around the world in a blaze of pink light!
Sydney Opera House

Other Breast Cancer Websites

The Breast Cancer Site - Click to give free mammograms - was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.

The Breast Cancer Site

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization NBCAM - partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.

Pink For October - Turn your web site/blog pink, educate yourself about Breast Cancer and tell others what you’ve learned.

Breast Cancer Bracelets & Pink Ribbon Products - breast cancer news & the serious issues that surround the disease with a light hearted approach, focusing on celebrities who support the cause, fun breast cancer fundraising events and especially to help others discover pink ribbon products with a purpose.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation - NBCF is committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. By funding free mammograms for women who could otherwise not afford them and supporting research programs in leading facilities across the country, NBCF helps inspire the courage needed to win this monumental battle.

National Breast Cancer Coalition - dedicated to ending breast cancer through the power of grassroots action and advocacy.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

RadNet - national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services. Provides important information about Women's Health & Digital Mammography.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer - To empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Think Before You Pink - the watchdog of the breast cancer movement, the only national breast cancer organization that does not accept funding from entities that profit from or contribute to cancer, including the pharmaceutical industry.

Breast Cancer Action - the watch dog of the breast cancer world. Learn the real story behind the breast cancer news – and how you can help end the epidemic.

The 3 Day The Breast Cancer 3-Day Coaches here to answer questions, celebrate successes and share advice on how to reach fundraising and training goals.

My Breast Cancer Network - Connecting health experts and investors with patients, survivors and their loved ones. Ask questions. Lend support. Share your cancer story.

Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.  Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but a public health priority that demands action from all.

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer - personal journey to make sense of the cancer experience, with the hope that in this story others on the same path may find some resonance and the knowledge that they are not alone.

Breast Cancer Haven - "no-one should have to face breast cancer alone"

Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) - iGoPink & The Breast Cancer Charities leads the quest to provide research funding into non-traditional cancer prevention and treatment options.

It's The Journey - to strengthen Atlanta's breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local Atlanta organizations that focus on breast cancer education, research, early detection, awareness and support services, as well as the unmet needs in the breast cancer community.

Breast Cancer: FYI - information about groups, organizations and events in south central Indiana.

Breast Cancer Care UK - want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada - registered, national, not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding Canadian breast cancer research.

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