Friday Five – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s October and that means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time of year when we see pops of pink around town, on billboards, social media, TV commercials and NFL players feet reminding us to support the cause. This week’s Friday Five highlights the latest in research, advice, prevention and how you can support the cause..
Christopher Kunney – Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador
Breast cancer affects everyone. That’s why Men Wear Pink, a distinguished group of community leaders, is determined to raise awareness and money to support our mission to save more lives than ever from breast cancer. When communities unite to fight breast cancer, great things happen. By tapping into the power of pink, Men Wear Pink has raised more than $40 million since its inception which fuels a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support, breakthrough breast research, and so much more. Christopher Kunney was recently named a Real Men Wear Pink Ambassador by the American Cancer Society.
So excited to be recognized by the American Cancer Society as one of it’s 2023 Men Wear Pink ATL Honorees.
Real Men Wear Pink campaign ambassadors across the nation are using the power of wearing pink to raise funds and draw attention to the breast cancer fight. pic.twitter.com/xK5FSNB4aU
— Christopher Kunney, CPHIMSS, CPHIT, MSMOT (@HealthITProf) September 8, 2023
Free Educational Guides
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (@NBCF) is dedicated to delivering comprehensive, educational information on breast health and healthy living. From understanding the importance of early detection, to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF’s online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information.
Early detection is key. Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? 🔍 💗
We created a new guide, Most Asked Questions: Breast Cancer Signs & Symptoms, to show you what to look for and how to stay vigilant about your breast health. Read it for free here:… pic.twitter.com/ZF1yebPxcP
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 2, 2023
How the National Breast Cancer Foundation Helps Patients
On this episode of the Target: Cancer Podcast, Dr. Sanjay Juneja and Douglas Feil, the Chief Program Officer for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, have a heartfelt conversation in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Inspired by his mother’s battle with cancer, Doug shares his experiences and insights on navigating the challenges of cancer, the importance of screenings, and how to support our loved ones during their battles.
How the National Breast Cancer Foundation @NBCF helps patients.
— xCures (@xcures_platform) October 16, 2023
Warning signs for Breast Cancer
You’ve seen all the pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness. But when it comes to your own body, are you truly aware of the possible signs and symptoms of this common cancer?
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) October 17, 2023
BCAM Graphics Library
Check out NBCF’s free, downloadable graphics to share during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, keep your community informed by sharing important statistics and educational graphics about breast cancer. Feel free to share these or visit our BCAM Graphics Library for more: https://t.co/NbgEcD3g9v
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 9, 2023