October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s more than just a sea of pink ribbons, however. It provides you with the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women nationwide. Through your direct actions, you can encourage change in the world by taking the deadly disease head-on and advocating for women of all ages who may be affected by it at some point in their lives.

What You Can Do Today to Raise Awareness

There are many things you can do to raise awareness. We’re suggesting just a few to get you started. Feel free to add your own ideas to the list as every effort counts.

Here are five ways to make a difference during Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

  1. Urge every woman you know to do breast exams at home. A self-examination may detect a lump in the breast between yearly mammograms. Women must know how to do an exam and the importance of contacting their OBGYN right away for support if they do suspect they have something to be concerned about. An appointment is absolutely necessary.
  2. Inform women that they should report any unusual symptoms or feelings in their breasts. Conditioned not to complain, many women won’t follow-up with a doctor when things don’t seem right. The choice they make could be very costly in those cases. Early detection prevents the disease from spreading to other areas of the body.
  3. Pay for the mammogram for a woman in need. If you have the means to do so, it’s giving the gift of life to someone. Mammograms help to detect breast cancer. They’re absolutely crucial for women who may not get adequate healthcare.
  4. Share information via social media and urge your family and friends to do the same. Among the easiest ways to get involved, sharing information with others counts. They’ll share it with their friends who in return, share it with their friends. The reach becomes grander with each post that you share.
  5. Raise funds for breast cancer research. Donate money to a worthy cause and encourage others to do the same. Host a fundraiser for women with breast cancer. Walk or participate in a fundraising marathon.

Now, that you’ve got your creative juices flowing, it’s time to step up and doing something off the list. The more people you get on board with your effort, the better chance you stand of reaching a broader base of women who could benefit from early detection. What you do today could provide a better tomorrow for women facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Be a Beacon of Hope in the Lives of Women Touched by Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place during October, but your efforts don’t need to stop there. You can easily continue to campaign for survivors and breast cancer research year-round. Learn everything you can about prevention and share what you know with as many women as possible. You touch lives and encourage females to take charge of their breast health right away.

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