Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is an awful disease that affects millions of women each year.
If you have a wife, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, or niece, you could be affected by breast cancer too.
Breast cancer is the seventh leading cause of death for women in the US.
It is the second most common form of cancer in women, and is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.
It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
Breast cancer risk is strongly related to age, with 81% of cases occurring in women ages 50 and over. The highest number of cases of breast cancer diagnosed is in the 50-69 age group, with a startling increase over the past couple years.
In 2005 (the most recent year numbers are available):
- 186,467 women were diagnosed with breast cancer
- 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer
- 41,116 women died from breast cancer
- 375 men died from breast cancer
Source: CDC Breast Cancer Statistics
How You Can Help
It is important to support breast cancer victims, and to support the research that helps prevent and treat breast cancer. I donated $5 yesterday, which is not much, but if every person who reads Project Swole today donated $5, we could raise $25,000 for this great cause. If everyone who reads Project Swole this month donated $5, we could raise $6,500,000! I know this is asking far too much, but I need to show you just how powerful your donation can be.
If you donate any amount of money to a breast cancer charity this month, please leave a comment and let us know how much you helped.
You should support breast cancer awareness month by donating to a breast cancer awareness charity of your choice. I suppose you could wear pink too, but I know as a man I don’t particular care to get too pinky when I go to work. The thing is, if NFL players can wear pink, I think we can too.