Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Baltimore
The little pink ribbon: a simple sign whose meaning is almost universal. The ribbon brings awareness to breast cancer, a condition that directly affects 1 in 8 US women during their lifetimes — not to mention the indirect ways in which the condition affects us through our loved ones.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign that takes place in October to raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer and to help uplift people everywhere struggling with it. The past year with the pandemic has brought some setbacks to combating breast cancer, as there were some difficulties getting women screenings and detecting cancer early.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be lighting up our Anthem House sign pink as a reminder of this disease and a sign of respect and love for all those going through difficult experiences with it.
How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness
This month is the time to get involved to help uplift those struggling with breast cancer. The first way is to support the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation’s RISE (Rally In Supporting Everyone) campaign. Through this campaign, you can make donations to provide life-saving mammograms to women in need or take an educational quiz to find relevant breast health resources.
Another way to get yourself involved is to clear your schedules on October 24th to make room for the Baltimore Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This walk is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and all the funds raised will help the American Cancer Society fund research and provide much-needed patient services. The walk will start at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA.
Before the walk, make sure you do your best to fundraise to make your steps worth even more.
These are just a few of the ways you can help to lighten the burden of breast cancer on affected women and their families. For more information about breast cancer and its effects visit breastcancer.org.