Actions, Activism & Awareness
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” Mean Girls (2004)
Rather than limiting our pink attire and accessories to one day, we are all encouraged to show off more of the bright color throughout the month of October to raise breast cancer awareness. Sports teams redesign their uniforms, cosmetic companies donate proceeds of select items to fundraising campaigns, and countless bake sales, raffles, and local fundraisers are held throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (June 7, 2017) as it affects 1 in 8 women in the United States (breastcancer.org). Showing off pink clothing and accessories is one sure way to raise awareness, but people can also show support by:
- You can volunteer your time and talents for local organizations, such as Linda Creed, for specific programs, outreach efforts, and more.
- Political Advocacy
- The proposed United States’ national budget for 2018 includes cutting $1 billion from cancer research. Write to your local Congressman to vote against this budget cut.
- Thinking of You Cards and Letters
- Support men and women fighting breast cancer with words of encouragement. You can donate cards, letters, or care packages to people you know who need their spirits lifted or to local hospitals.
Yoga for Cancer Patients
Every Thursday from 5:30 PM – 7 PM, the Old Pine Community Center hosts Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients and Those at High Risk with Michelle Stortz. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-242-1366.