October is Breast Cancer awareness month! The NFL will turn pink for their crucial catch campaign , your Facebook feed will be full of pink ribbons and you will be seeing a lot of commercials and advertisements raising awareness for this disease. All of these actions help to spread awareness of breast cancer, educate those unaware of its reaches and shine light on the importance of early detection.
According to the National Breast Cancer society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That is a scary number! Want to know how you can help to bring this number down?
There are so many things that you can do to help this cause, here are just a few!
- Make a donation. Whether you have been touched personally or you know someone who has, you can make a donation in honor of a survivor, loved one or anonymously to help fund cancer research. Any donation amount helps!
- Volunteer! This month there will be plenty of events going on throughout New Jersey including breast cancer walks, charities and fund raisers. Donate your time and help the cause with your caring spirit.
- Share information. Help others understand that early detection is important, that there are treatment options available and that they are not alone! The National Breast Cancer Society has plenty of information that you can share on social media or in person right on their website.
Whether you donate money, time, or share information, any way that you can help support this cause will mean something to someone affected by breast cancer. We at Joey’s Fund will be doing our part this month to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and we urge you to do the same! Let’s work together to help bring the numbers of those affected down.