Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month where we remember and honor all women and men affected by this disease, but also promote and encourage ways to prevent it. According to the National Cancer Institute more than 226,000 women and 2,190 men in the United States have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2012 alone. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, but the good news is if detected and treated early, prognosis is good. Breast cancer has affected all of us in one way or another, so let’s all rally together and fight for a good cause.
There are numerous ways to show your support for breast cancer awareness. The Glens Golf Group has put together a few ideas to join the fight against breast cancer:
1. Register to play in a local breast cancer charity golf tournament. These tournaments are specifically created to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. Check your local newspaper or golf club to see if any tournaments are playing in your area.
2. Wear the color pink. From pink golf shirts to pink golf shoes, just think pink! Many retailers will return a percentage of sales of “pink” items associated with breast cancer awareness back to the support the cause. The more you purchase the more money back to breast cancer awareness.
3. Volunteer to help. Many cities around the nation hold a rally or a race during October for the cause and depend on volunteers in many different areas of the event. Research to see if there is a breast cancer awareness event near you.
4. Donate money. If all else fails, donate. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but every amount helps.
For more information on how you can help, visit the American Cancer Society.
Posted on October 5, 2012