Breast Cancer Awareness: How You Can Help!

US Navy 111009-N-NW827-184 Adm. Samuel J. Lock...

US Navy 111009-N-NW827-184 Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III completes crosses the finish line of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, but many are unsure of what they can do to help those who are in need. Every day, 527 new cases are identified in women across the USA according to www.worldwidebreastcancer.com. Some ideas to help you get involved are:

Donate- This is something you can do right from home on your computer. When you decide you want to make a donation, make sure you know where the money is going and it is a well-known establishment.  Some of the top organizations to make a safe donation are Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and American Cancer Society just to name a few. Most donations will help with education of what breast cancer is and how you keep can keep yourself safe, fund-raising, treatment for women who have breast cancer but may not have the money, screening and research for medicine or better treatment options.

Volunteer your time or services- Every organization needs people to volunteer their time and services. It may be hard because of work, family, and the business of everyday life, but in the long run volunteering once may make you feel accomplished and want to do it again. If nobody volunteers there is no organization, which means less money donated to help those in need.

Fundraising- This is like making a donation but you are actively doing it. Maybe there is a concert coming to town and part of the cost of the tickets goes to breast cancer awareness. It may not be a group you know, but it gets you involved and who knows, maybe you will like the band! Have a bake sale at your local church or at work and all the money you collect will be donated to the organization of your choice. You can also find a fundraising event, such as The Susan G. Komen 3-Day. This event is a 3-day walk where each participant has to raise a set dollar amount to participate.

By taking a couple minutes out of a day to walk for a cause or volunteering your time, or by taking just 10 minutes to donate money online, you can help someone get treatment, screening, educate someone, and so much more!

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