According to the American Cancer Society, over 3 million people in the United States alone are already diagnosed with cancer, making breast cancer the second most common type of cancer after skin cancer.
Although it is treatable in over 80% of the cases, the emotional pain of both women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer could significantly decrease if the disease would be discovered sooner.
For over 35 years now, October was designated as the month of breast cancer awareness. Meaning there are plenty of ways for you to show your support and get involved in actions that might help other women. If you want to make your voice heard and truly support this cause, here are some things you can do starting right now.
Donate to the BCA
The Breast Cancer Charities of America is the most prominent non-profit organization that fights against breast cancer. Each donation you make will help to educate young men and women on breast cancer prevention, as well as to support the families of those who are battling breast cancer.
You should know that each donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive a receipt for every donation you make to have to give to your accountant. On their official website, you have the option to place a monthly recurring donation or to donate just once.
Donating won’t suffice to raise awareness about this disease and how it affects both men and women. If you wish to become more active and vocal in your community, you can choose to volunteer as well.
Several NGOs will host free seminars and events during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they will most likely need your help to organize all these actions.
You can also choose to volunteer to distribute individual flyers or spread the word on social media. And, if you have strong knowledge about organizing events, you can create your own! Whether it’s a carwash, a food drive, bake sale or anything else that can help you raise money for BCA, usually, when you tell people what the cause is, they are more than willing to pull together to help out.
Buy the merchandise and support local businesses
Another way to raise awareness and show your support this October is to support local businesses by buying their merchandise or using their products and services. As a marketing agency, Dream Team stands next to all those who want to show their support against breast cancer.
If any of our clients have products, services, clothing lines that are focused on Breast Cancer Awareness, we will provide them our full support by sharing their content and links online for the entire year. Help us give back to all women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer and their families!