The Friday Five – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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A wave of pink seems to wash over everything this time of year as companies, organizations, athletes, healthcare workers and individuals join the movement each October to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week’s Friday Five highlights the latest in research, treatment, fund raising and prevention.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Today NBCF provides a wealth of up to date information and free programs and resources to support, educate and uplift those diagnosed with breast cancer. NBCF also offers various ways for people to get involved, volunteer and fund-raise for its programs including its latest campaign, Game Pink, which brings together gamers, streamers, developers, and publishers on a mission to help women and families impacted by breast cancer.
We are only 4 weeks away from our big event! Time is running out to get your tickets to see @Preston, @Logdotzip, @UnspeakableGame, & @ItsMooseCraft compete face-to-face for the first time! We only have 1 question for you: Who is going to go home w/ the ultimate bragging rights? pic.twitter.com/u839zIPNWK
— NBCF (@NBCF) October 1, 2018
4 Charities Making an Impact in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Last November Charity Navigator (@CharityNav), the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate, in partnership with Classy, GlobalGiving, and GuideStar, launched an initiative to provide Impact Reports for nearly 3,000 charities. These reports are publicly available through charities’ rating profiles and provide detailed information about a charity’s programs and outcomes. According to Charity Navigator, these four charities received a 3- or 4-star rating and submitted impact reporting which was vetted by one of their partners. Charity Navigator selected these charities based on the unique problems they are trying to solve, but strongly encourage you to take a look at their full list of charities before making a donation.
We know it’s hard to find the right charity to donate to for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, that’s why we put together this list of highly-rated charities you can trust. https://t.co/bTDGeQUwVt pic.twitter.com/ATPrRAM3Vx
— Charity Navigator (@CharityNav) October 4, 2018
These 6 Habits May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
According to Time Magazine, a large body of research suggests that widespread adoption of certain lifestyle choices along with early detection and proper care could reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer. While there’s no single or definitive way to prevent cancer, here are six habits that science says may reduce risk for developing breast cancer.
These six healthy lifestyle choices may help reduce your risk of #breastcancer https://t.co/RpGHTyFNHh #BreastCancerAwareness #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
— MetroHealth (@metrohealthCLE) October 4, 2018
Know What Your Doctors Know: Metastatic Breast Cancer Webinar
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (@NCCNnews), an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, will host a free webinar for women with metastatic breast cancer, their caregivers, and their families. During the webinar, Know What Your Doctors Know: Metastatic Breast Cancer, experts will discuss treatment options, goals, and decisions for metastatic breast cancer. The webinar will be offered on two different days and each will include a Question & Answer session. You may submit questions in advance or during the webinar.
GMA Reports on Latest in Breast Cancer
Good Morning America kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month this week with an informative segment about the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment and prevention.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth: @drkristifunk shares new breast cancer drugs for advanced hormonally-driven cancer: https://t.co/uguFMcGQkR pic.twitter.com/sPlxs1QV8T
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 1, 2018
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