The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.
If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.
I for one would like to promote healthy breasts! And so for the rest of the month, my blog is now pink! NOT because the smart ass web master decided to take revenge for my constant criticism, but because of a great cause worth standing up for!
I want to take this opportunity to encourage my readers to add their support to this cause. There are many fantastic organizations out there that do great things in the fight - and a quick search will yield many of these. From walks and concerts to fundraising drives and collections, there's bound to be a way that you can enjoy contributing.
(maniacal laugh) Match point, "webmaster".