October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer's affecting women. 1 in 9 women are expected to develop breast cancer. This year alone in Canada approximately 23,400 women will be diagnosed and of those 5,100 will die from the disease. It is not only a woman's cancer, men can develop breast cancer as well. Approximately 190 males in 2011 developed breast cancer and about 55 will die from it. If you are a woman, getting regular mammograms and practicing breast self examination are your best tools to fight the disease. If you are a mom and have a daughter(s) take the time to show them how to do the exam properly, it is a gift you are giving your daughter. (stats provided by Canadian Cancer Society)
For more information about breast cancer and other forms of cancer please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website at www.cancer.ca Together we can beat cancer.
KoolFM in Victoria hosts Bras On Broad, this is a yearly event to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for breast cancer treatment and cure. They collect donated bras, string them together and hang them on the along Broad Street. Pretty cool! They accept cash donations, as well as new or gently used bras which will be donated to Women In Need. The event is today, October 28th, until 5:00pm.
|All of these beautiful bras will be donated to Women In Need.|