October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual initiative raises awareness about the prevention and treatment of the disease as well as celebrating its warriors. Businesses around the nation make donations in the name of breast cancer research while citizens march, fundraise, and show their support for women and men by sharing posts on social media, wearing pink ribbon merchandise, and donating their time, money, and talents to worthy causes in their communities.

How You Can Get Involved in 2018

There are many ways you can spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and get involved. Among the easiest is to share knowledge via social media. Using your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube accounts for raising awareness takes little time and effort to do. It has the potential of reaching a wide audience, too, as your friend’s friends continue to share posts on their walls where their own friends can share them, too.

Other things you can do is participate in a walk or another type of fundraiser as a way to donate to charities in the name of breast cancer research. If you know someone who is fighting the disease or who have lost the battle to cancer, this is a great way to pay tribute to them and their stories. You can earn a considerable amount in donations to help the charity or non-profit of your choice with their efforts.

You can also wear breast cancer awareness merchandise which serves as a visual reminder to be screened and to take good care of your breasts through preventative measures such as diet, exercise, and regular mammograms. A simple pink ribbon is well-known throughout the globe. It can help motivate and inspire other women (and men) to take good care of themselves going forward.

A Breast Cancer Screening Can Literally Save Your Life

There is nothing scary about breast cancer screenings. They’re part of preventative care and something that empowers you to advocate for your own physical health and mental well-being. Take time in October to educate yourself about breast cancer risks and statistics. Then, do your part to schedule a mammogram at your earliest convenience.

Make it a point to get an annual check-up for peace of mind. The more proactive you are concerning the health of your breasts, the better. It could be what prevents you from developing breast cancer even if there is a history of it in your family.