logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Charity Site

BellaOnline's Charity Editor

g

Think Pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

Guest Author - Tricia Krietzberg

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month debuted in 1985 with the intention of encouraging women to get a mammogram for early detection of the disease. To this day, mammography is still the most effective way to fight breast cancer.

I bet you are not aware National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was the brain child of a pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of two widely known breast cancer drugs: Arimidex and Tamoxifen. Needless to say, there has been some controversy over the commercialization of such an important message.

You know how I feel about that – I don’t care who started talking, just as long as the word is getting out.

Today, it’s clear that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has made a huge impact. And as a result, many breast cancer specific charities piggy back on the huge exposure that October offers to sponsor their fundraising efforts.

If you’re interested in helping to make a difference by raising awareness or raising money, here’s just a small list of breast cancer awareness activities and events in which you can participate:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
This event, first started in 1984 in Boston by a breast cancer survivor, is now the American Cancer Society’s premiere breast cancer awareness and fundraising event. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $340 million dollars to support breast cancer research and services. To find a Strides event near you, go to:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
This nationwide fundraising event started as a local 5K in Dallas, Texas in 1983 and has grown to become the largest series of 5K walks/runs in the world. There are races taking place all over the country, with a combined total of more than 1 million participants. Find a race in your area:
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

National Breast Cancer Foundation
If you can afford to donate $100, you can provide a mammogram for someone who otherwise could not pay for a mammogram. You can make your donations through the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, check out:
National Breast Cancer Foundation

Ride to Empower
The National Breast Cancer Network of Strength hosts a cycling event known as “Ride to Empower” every October. The Ride to Empower features a variety of routes, the longest being a century, or 100 miles. It may be too late to actually ride in the event, which takes place October 21 in Springdale, Utah, but you certainly can go online and make a contribution to a rider. For more information, check out:
Ride to Empower

You can always buy a pink ribbon, a pink bracelet, or support the numerous online and retail shops that donate a percentage of profits to the breast cancer cause. Head on over to these sites for more about that:
Pink Ribbon
Pink Ribbon Shop

My sister is a breast cancer survivor, and I have 3 close friends who have suffered through this horrible illness. It’s all around us. One day, I hope that all the pink Octobers, and every other month in between, will continue to call attention to this disease.

For even more information about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, check this out:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please check out my website:
Buzz For Your Biz
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Twitter Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Facebook Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to MySpace Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Del.icio.us Digg Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Yahoo My Web Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Google Bookmarks Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Stumbleupon Add Think+Pink+in+October+for+Breast+Cancer+Awareness to Reddit




Charity Walks, Runs, Rides Mean Money for Miles
Lance Armstrong Truly Gives Back
Volunteering Benefits the Volunteer Too
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Charity Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Tricia Krietzberg. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Tricia Krietzberg. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
November Fundraisers

Motivation to Help Others

Creative and Thrifty Fundraising Ideas

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor