How To Get Involved During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Get Involved in the Fight against the Disease
Breast cancer has been identified as the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for 25.1% of all cancers. The World Cancer Research Fund noted that there were over two million new breast cancer cases worldwide in 2018. Based on World Health Organization figures, over 508,000 women died in 2011 due to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October of each year to galvanize world support to fight the disease. With the efforts coming from the government and private sectors, more and more affected individuals are getting the support they need to win the fight against the life-threatening disease.
To mark the month-long event this October, various organizations worldwide are expected to launch fundraisers for the benefit of patients and their families. They’re also expected to hold conferences and seminars to discuss the latest findings on the disease. Likewise, schools and companies are likely to sponsor seminars on breast cancer.
How You Can Take Part
You can do many things to participate in this month-long campaign. For instance, you can show your support for the fight against breast cancer by simply wearing pink clothes. Posting memes on breast cancer on social media can also be another way to spread the word and encourage your online friends to join the awareness campaign and extend assistance to needy breast cancer patients.
For more ideas on how you can mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a list of things you can do to get involved in the fight against the disease:
1. Attend a fundraising event or organize one in your neighborhood.
Support breast cancer patients in your community by joining a fundraising event for their benefit. The event could be a garage sale, a fun run, or a barbecue party. You can even invite your friends or family to start your own fundraiser.
2. Visit breast cancer patients confined at a hospital.
Touch the hearts of women afflicted with breast cancer by paying them a visit in their hospital beds. Comfort them with reassuring words that they’ll eventually overcome the disease.
3. Consult your gynecologist.
Schedule an appointment with your gynecologist for a clinical breast examination. Getting your mammogram is also crucial if you’re over the age of 40.
4. Do breast self-exam.
Doctors highly advise women, especially those over 30, to do a breast self-exam every month. If you haven’t done that before, let the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month motivate you to start doing it. Like mammograms, self-examination has saved countless women from breast cancer, giving them more time to get early treatment.
5. Know your family’s medical history.
Ask your relatives whether anyone in the family has had breast cancer. The earlier you know about past family breast cancer cases, the sooner you can get yourself screened for the disease.
6. Donate to a nonprofit organization
There are a number of nonprofit organizations that support breast cancer patients, and we’re pretty sure you can’t miss one in your area. A small financial contribution can mean a lot to them.
Show Breast Cancer Patients How Much You Care
There’s an easy way to help breast cancer patients beat the disease: Donate your old and unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.
Whether you hand over to us a car that barely runs or a boat that’s in pretty good shape, it will be our pleasure to turn it into a fund-generating tool by selling it via auction. We’ll use the proceeds from the sale to support our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit partners in providing uninsured and underserved breast cancer patients with access to medical facilities so they can undergo full treatment. These nonprofits also offer free breast cancer screening as well as other breast cancer prevention and education services.
Thanks to your donated vehicle, breast cancer patients can have a new lease on life!
Donating to us is pretty quick and simple. All you need to do is get in touch with us by calling us at 866-540-5069 or filling out our online donation form. We’ll quickly send a licensed tow truck to your place to pick up your vehicle. After we sell the vehicle at auction, we’ll mail to you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a handsome tax write-off!
You can donate any type of vehicle regardless of its age and condition. You can also make your vehicle donation anywhere in the United States since we have vehicle donation programs in all 50 states.
Not sure if your vehicle would qualify for our program? Let us know about your concerns by calling us at our toll-free hotline or sending us a message online. You can also check out our FAQs page for more details.
Help Saves to Mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With the country observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, it makes perfect sense to get involved in the fight against the deadly disease. Call us at 866-540-5069 and help save lives with your vehicle donation!