Held every year from the 1st to the 31st of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an occasion to celebrate survivors, support those currently fighting the disease, and honor any who have passed away. It can also be a chance to take action. This disease can be beaten, and we can do it together!
Of course, it may be difficult to know where to start. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of handy tips to help you get active this October.
1. Donate to a Worthy Charity
Breast cancer-focused charities promote preventative care and fund research to find a cure. They also bolster awareness and education, engaging the public in the fight to end the disease.
Charities rated highly for their research and prevention efforts include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. We encourage seeking out an organization that you can get invested in!
2. Think Pink to fight Breast Cancer!
Many companies produce special products in pink, the color associated with breast cancer awareness, thanks to the iconic breast cancer ribbon. Some even pledge to donate a portion of the proceeds from this item to worthy charities, allowing you to shop and give back all at once!
From gorgeous pink apparel to vibrant, one-of-a-kind tech gadgets, pink products provide you with a way to help those in need that you can enjoy year-round.
3. Stream a Game for Charity
Recently, the National Breast Cancer Foundation launched a new program called Game Pink! Participants raise money for charity by live-streaming their favorite games and encouraging viewers to tune in and donate.
If you can’t get enough of Fortnite, Minecraft, or Super Smash Bros., Game Pink offers a great way to have fun and support life-saving work.
4. Walk (or Run) to Cure Breast Cancer
Walkathons can be a wonderful opportunity to raise money to help find a cure, provide education resources, and more! These events unite the local community around a good cause. They also show current and former cancer patients that their support system is all around them.
We encourage you to look up charity walkathon events that will be held in your area. Everyone can pitch in and help end breast cancer, so let’s make this October one to remember!