October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society in partnership with Imperial Chemical Industries. For over 35 years, from October 1st to the 31st, companies, sports teams, and even small businesses have assisted in raising awareness by wearing and selling items in pink, the color of the breast cancer awareness ribbon. This year Fancy Bands is joining the fight!

 

breast cancer awareness band wide       

 

Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women during their lifetime [1]. Through donations, researchers have been able to develop treatments and earlier detection strategies for this devastating disease. 

From 1989 to 2016, Breast cancer death rates have decreased over 40% [2] due in part to better screening and early detection[1]. Education and knowing the signs and symptoms of Breast cancer greatly increase early detection of the disease.

According to the American Cancer society, "women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and should report any changes to a health care provider right away". Men should routinely self exam as well. In addition, women with no family history of breast cancer should begin getting yearly mammograms starting at age 45.

Fancy Bands has created a unique Breast Cancer Awareness band, and during the month of October will be donating $5 of each Hope Print Silicone Fancy Band sold to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness by sporting one of these limited edition bands. Be Fancy and support a great cause.  

Susan G. Komen Logo

[1] Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc

[2] Source: American Cancer Society

Comments

Jackie Conley

It is a worthy cause. I have 3 family members that battled and won. I would like to see November with a purple one for Pancreatic Cancer, which surpassed breast cancer as the number three cancer caused death. I lost my Dad to Pancreatic cancer. Just 7% of pancreatic cancer patients survive 5 years.

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