Think globally and act locally for breast cancer awareness!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all across the nation, and the world. Look for local breast cancer awareness activities. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international health campaign that is organized by charities every October to raise funds for research and to increase awareness of breast cancer. It is also a great time to remind your family and friends to go for their mammogram.
Finding Local Breast Cancer Activities
People everywhere from coast to coast in the United States of America, and around the world, will be hosting parties, or organizing other local breast cancer awareness activities. The most popular activity is the Breast Cancer Walk. More than a dozen world famous landmarks will light up in pink to bring attention to the importance of early diagnosis of breast cancer and the need for finding a cure and a way to prevent breast cancer.
Girl Scouts have started their own "In the Pink Interest Project" that offers activities to empower girls in their communities to advocate breast cancer awareness. Girls scouts in North Carolina started a "Scouting for the Cure" event and the Bergen County New Jersey council organizes a "Making Healthy Choices" day with a 5K run/walk and a Health Fair.
In Orlando, Florida, you can find a Pink Ribbon Golf classic with pins and gifts, races and seminars. A walk for Breast Cancer called Making Strides Against Breast Cancer can be found in Orlando. You can either make donations or join a team for this walk.
In Iowa, you can register for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk that takes place on October 14th or join in a free " Women's Breast Health Night" on October 26th. The Free health night is an opportunity for you to learn how to protect you and your loved ones. Three breast cancer survivors will be there to tell their stories and welcome your questions.
Awareness events continue across the country to Alaska where health clinics are doing free breast screenings. There are also Walks for Breast Cancer scheduled to occur across the state.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the largest volunteer-based international organization for battling breast cancer and supporting research. This year they will be launching The "Israel Breast Cancer Collaborative" with activities beginning in October, 2010. Jerusalem will be holding the first ever Komen Race in Israel and will include participants from all over the country.
Local Breast Cancer Awareness Activities are also being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The internationally recognized statue of "Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) is lit up in pink as part of breast cancer awareness events.
In Cairo, Egypt, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® expanded it's mission by working with government and nongovernmental agencies to support women's health initiatives. The historic Egypt Race for the Cure® at the Pyramids of Giza sent a message of breast cancer awareness throughout the world when the Pryamids were lit up in pink for the first time in 2009.
Local breast cancer awareness activities, are not only in your hometown, they are in every corner of the world. These breast cancer walks and pink lights are designed to raise awareness so that you will get checked and help raise money for research to find a cure.