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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Pink is the official color of Breast Cancer Awareness.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – an annual global campaign involving thousands of organizations that seek to highlight the importance of breast education, awareness, and research. The entire country rallies behind an estimated 3 million Americans diagnosed with breast cancer.

How You Can Get Involved

There are a few ways for you to support Breast Cancer Awareness this October, including:

1. Making Others Aware of the Facts

Breast cancer is the most typical type of cancer among most American women, with the exception of skin cancers, and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in women, second only to lung cancer. 2015 estimates for breast cancer from the American Cancer Society indicate that:

  • About 231,840 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer
  • About 60,290 people will be diagnosed with carcinoma in situ (CIS) – the earliest form of breast cancer (is non-invasive)
  • About 40,290 women with breast cancer will pass away

For the last 25 years, deaths caused by breast cancer have reduced drastically due to earlier detection via increased awareness and screening, as well as better treatment. Since 1989, an estimated 2.8 million people have survived breast cancer in the US, including those still going through treatment and those who have already completed treatment.

2. Participating in Events

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, different organizations try to get the public involved in raising awareness and funds to facilitate breast cancer research through campaigning and hosting an array of events. So, whether you love to run or walk, attend events, or shop, there are lots of different ways for you to support the cause.

Here are a few events for those looking to go pink in Los Angeles:

October 17th 2015
WHA Making Strides Walk in NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE! The Women in Health Administration team is organizing a walk on October 17th from 8am to 12 pm. You can become part of the team by signing up, fundraising, and taking part in the 5K walk.

Through October
The Mr. C restaurant intends to donate a portion of sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation through October. So, you can enjoy your meals at the restaurant while contributing towards the fight for cancer. Some costs to expect include:

  • A glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose Champagne at $22
  • A cup of Tealeaves Mountain-Berry hot tea at $5.95
  • A slice of the pink Cipriani Vanilla Meringue Cake at $12.95

As for the meal times: breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from noon to 4 p.m.; and dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. daily. The restaurant is at 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles. 310-277-2800.

Final Note

Besides increasing your knowledge about breast cancer and donating to organizations, you should also get screened for breast cancer and talk to your doctor about your own risks and how to reduce them.

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