Sponsored by the Illinois Lottery
October is here! With it comes the oranges, yellows and browns of the changing leaves, the orange and black of Halloween, but perhaps most importantly, the giant wave of pink that accompanies Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you're looking for a great way to help in the fight against breast cancer, one great idea comes from the Illinois Lottery.
Spoiler Alert: You get to have a little fun, could win big bucks and get to support breast cancer research, education and awareness in Illinois! All three—research, education and awareness—are key to making sure women diagnosed with breast cancer survive the terrible disease.
The Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure supports breast cancer research in Illinois. One hundred percent of its profits will go towards awarding grants to public and private entities in Illinois for the purpose of funding breast cancer research, education, and services for breast cancer victims.
To date, the Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure has donated more than $12 million for breast cancer research and grants since its inception in 2006.
And of course as an added bonus, you could win up to $50,000 playing the Ticket for the Cure. It's a win-win situation.
One in eight American women is diagnosed with breast cancer, making this disease the most common cancer affecting women outside of skin cancer. Almost everyone knows someone — a mother, a sister, a friend — who has been impacted in some way. It could happen to any of us, which makes it so important to keep supporting the cause for the cure.
This year’s campaign, beCAUSE Pink, rallies people behind this worthy cause because each time a Ticket for the Cure is sold, you are helping in making a difference toward ending this disease. So let's continue to make that difference! #beCAUSEPinkIL
As the Illinois Lottery tagline says, "Every Play Is A Win Against Breast Cancer." We agree. So it's time to #beCausepink in Illinois this year!
Remember to play responsibly! You must be 18 or older to play. Purchase a Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure at your local Illinois Lottery retailer or learn more on the Illinois Lottery's website.