Five Things That Will Make A Difference During Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober 1, 2020 3:06 am
It is an annual tradition to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month when you come into one of our clinics you will see lots of pink, including many of our providers dressed in pink to honor and bring awareness too this terrible disease.
If you want to help bring awareness and also do something about this disease we thought you could do one or all of the following five things to help out.
- Donate to research. This is a concrete way that you can get “in the fight” to help do something about breast cancer. StandUp2Cancer is a great organization that is doing something about breast cancer and all forms of the disease.
- Make a donation to a chemo center. Blankets, hats and scarves are welcome donations for patients who are currently being treated for cancer. You will not meet the patients but you will be making a significant impact on their lives.
- Write to your congressperson. Funding for cancer research is often under attack and the NIH budget is being slashed as we speak. Stand up for the research and tell your congresspeople that you want them to support the NIH funding for cancer research.
- Take a loved one to get screened. If you’ve already gotten screened yourself, but a loved one of yours is in a high risk category, drive them to an appointment to make sure they get seen and screened.
- Help a neighbor who has cancer. Chemotherapy makes patients weak and unable to do simple tasks around their house. Taking out the trash one day or doing a load of laundry can be a big help for anyone battling this disease.
Meaningful things you can do to help cancer patients and to spread awareness or help fund research will go a long way in the fight against breast cancer. Don’t forget anytime you wear pink throughout the month of October you’ll also be doing your part.