by Kaliegh Wells
This October, the NAHS Student Council is asking that students and faculty wear pink every Friday to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. About one in eight women born today will develop breast cancer at some point in their life, according to Healthfinder.gov. Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness on how important it is to detect breast cancer early. When found and treated early, women have a greater chance of surviving breast cancer.
One of the many organizations that helps to spread awareness is The American Cancer Society. This organization helps to fight breast cancer by helping women get tested, helping women understand their treatment options and helping to support them with the physical and emotional side effects. The American Cancer Society also uses funds to help prevent, find and treat breast cancer.
You can help fight against breast cancer by raising awareness and funds that will help. Attending organizations such as The Breast Cancer Walk, helps to fund research for a cure. The Breast Cancer Walk, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, is the largest network of breast cancer awareness event in the nation. This event raises funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund innovative research. The American Cancer Society provides free information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer, and helps people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early, when it’s more treatable.
You can help support the fight against breast cancer by starting or joining a team or walk as an individual in one of our noncompetitive, 3- to 5-mile events. However you decide to participate, the American Cancer Society will be there with you every step of the way. Their online tools make it easy to encourage friends and family to join your team and donate to your effort.