October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and whether you participate by wearing pink, choosing to donate money or signing up for a walk, there are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved!
Participate in a Run/Walk
There are several events, including walks and run, you can sign up for:
- The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, is a nationwide event accessible to people who live in all 50 states. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a 3-day event covering 60 miles. Visit www5.komen.org to find a race near you.
- The American Cancer Society also has a “Making Strides” events. Visit makingstrides.acsevents.org to find one near you.
- The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a two-day event covering 39 miles. Visit www.avonwalk.org for more information.
It’s no question pink is the symbolic color for breast cancer awareness. Whether you simply wear a pink ribbon, wear a pink hat or pink pants, show your support by wearing this color.
A Crucial Catch Day
The NFL, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association and the American Cancer Society are launching the first-ever “A Crucial Catch Day” on Oct. 25. According to the NFL, A Crucial Catch Day is meant "to provide breast cancer education and free or low-cost screenings within specific underserved communities."
Take the Breast Cancer IQ test
Cancer.org offers a Breast Cancer IQ test that challenges your breast cancer knowledge. Get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by educating yourself and testing your knowledge. Know the facts so you can help others while helping yourself.
Host, plan, or volunteer at a fundraising event
Volunteer for a fundraising event, or hot one of your own. Nationalbreastcancer.org has multiple volunteer programs. From community outreach to becoming a virtual volunteer to spread the message of the importance of early detection, there's something for everyone.
Of course, you can always get involved by donating to the cause. Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October allows men and women from all over the world to join forces in the fight. Show your support by getting involved!