I have many friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer over the years. I’m sure you know several yourself and I’m sure you already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What you might not be so sure about is which organizations out there actually provide help directly to individuals who are affected by breast cancer and those who might not otherwise have access to lifesaving screenings.
Companies, brands and organizations “Go Pink” this month to help raise awareness and funding for programs that help those diagnosed and to help those who may not have access to mammograms which assists in providing early detection.
The Breast Cancer Site is one such organization that was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
For every item purchased at the Breast Cancer Site store, 3% to 50% of the retail price is donated to fund free mammograms for women in need, breast cancer research, and care for women with the disease.
Even if you don’t make a purchase, you can help by simply “Giving a Click.” Go over to the Breast Cancer Site and click on the Pink button at the top to Give a Free Mammogram. You can click once per day and see the results of those who have clicked so far. Mammograms are paid for by the site’s sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. And, 100% of sponsor advertising fees found on The Breast Cancer Site go to their charitable partners.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breast Cancer Site is providing you with the opportunity for a chance to win a free pink ribbon sweatshirt. They’ll also be making a $500 donation to help breast cancer patients. Every entry will receive 4 FREE pink ribbon camouflage pins to wear and share.
Enter now and spread the word about The Breast Cancer Site. Selected winners will receive one of the great prizes below.
- Grand Prize – FREE Embroidered Hope Pink Ribbon Hooded Sweatshirt from The Breast Cancer Site store, plus they’ll make a $500 donation to help provide treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer (program details here).
- Nine runner-ups each win a FREE Embroidered Hope Pink Ribbon Hooded Sweatshirt.
- And to show their appreciation, you will receive a free gift for you just for entering. Shipping & handling fees will be applied at check-out.
The issue of breast cancer is painfully close to many people’s hearts. Each year, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer while approximately 40,000 will die. With 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone, almost everyone knows a life affected by a diagnosis. Greater awareness and early detection are two effective tools in preventing breast cancer related deaths, and The Breast Cancer Site provides both — through easy, online activities.
Access to mammography is a critical issue — breast cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death among women. Early detection is the key to survival and better treatment options, and mammography is among the best-known methods of early detection. Unfortunately, while overall mammogram rates have stabilized over the past decade, certain groups of women are still not receiving these lifesaving screenings, particularly the uninsured and those with less formal education.
Disclosure: This was a compensated campaign for The Breast Cancer Site. All thoughts and opinions are my own.