Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2009

Posted October 1, 2009 in Medical 6 Comments »

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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.

Donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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.

Click here to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity.

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.

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6 Responses to “Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2009”

  1. Hi Steve, thank you for sharing such a nice information and being very responsive. Thank you for all your efforts.

  2. $5.00 from me and a ton of volunteer hours every year. My work has a Susan G Komen Jeans Day every year and for a donation, we are allowed to wear jeans. I have done this every year for the past four years, along with the Race to Beat Cancer (a skiing/snowboarding race) and Boarding for Breast Cancer events. This cause is very near and dear to my heart because my mother was diagnosed when I was in high school. The chances of her children devloping the disease increase as well.

    So I want to personally thank every person that donates to this cause.

    • I also just participated in the Susan G Komen jeans day last Friday. Good times. Thanks for all your help Amanda!

  3. i remember when i was little i was riding my bike through my neighborhood and i wrecked in some gravel and busted my ass bad. i was crying and couldnt get up and this lady heard me and got in her station wagon and came and loaded up my bike and drove me home. i ended up going to junior high and high school with one of her daughters.

    come to find out she died from breast cancer, and every time i hear those words i think of that girls mom and how she helped me get my wrecked ass home. you really dont think about stuff like that until it applies to your life in some way, help if you can. im gonna try

    • Thanks Josh. I think it’s important to help people who are less fortunate than us, especially when they didn’t bring it on themselves. Homeless people can be questionable sometimes, but I definitely support those who develop serious illnesses, those who were born in 3rd world countries, and those who were put in perilous situations by psychopathic assclowns.

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