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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone should take time to learn more on breast cancer issues including the importance of early detection. Breast Cancer Facts. 40,200 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year

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national breast cancer awareness month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone should take time to learn more on breast cancer issues including the importance of early detection.
breast cancer facts
Breast Cancer Facts
  • 40,200 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in America
  • As women age, their risk of breast cancer increases
awareness is survival
Awareness is Survival
  • Early detection and prompt treatment significantly increase survival success
  • Mammography detects breast changes that may be cancer long before physical symptoms appear
  • After age 40, Clinical Breast Examination (CBE), should be part of a woman’s routine healthcare
  • Breast self-examinations (BSE) should be conducted each month by all women
  • Live a healthy life by exercising and eating balanced meals
breast cancer online information
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) www.nbcam.org

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) www.nabco.org

National Cancer Institutewww.cancer.gov

American Cancer Societywww.cancer.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundationwww.breastcancerinfo.com

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organizationwww.y-me.org

National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)

www.natlbcc.org

Lifetime Online

www.lifetimetv.com/health

Breast Cancer Online Information
breast cancer awareness events
Breast Cancer Awareness Events
  • The Komen Race for the Cure®
  • Lee National Denim Day®
  • Spotlight On the Cure™
  • Checks for the Cure™
  • Shoot for Breast Health
  • “Women Rock! Girls & Guitars”
the komen race for the cure
The Komen Race for the Cure®
  • The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation teams up with nationwide Affiliates, volunteers, corporate and community partners to sponsor local fundraising 5K races. It is the largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks in the world. More than 100 races will take place in U.S cities and three foreign countries in 2001. The Komen Baltimore Race for the Cure® will be held on October 13. Join in on the fun. Contact www.raceforthecure.com for further information.
lee national denim day
Lee National Denim Day®
  • Lucy Liu is the National Spokesperson this year for the world’s largest single-day fundraiser for breast cancer. To participate, simply put on a pair of jeans on Friday, October 5, and make a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Call 1-800-521-5533 or visit www.denimday.com.
spotlight on the cure
Spotlight On The Cure™
  • Loews Cineplex Entertainmentwhich includes Loews Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres and Magic Johnson Theatres nationwide during National Breast Cancer Month guarantees a minimum contribution of $40,000 to the Komen Foundation for every paid attendance to their theaters. Additionally, movie-goers will learn more about breast cancer screening, treatment and research at Loews’ theaters through informational trailers, pre-movie slides, posters, newspaper and radio public service announcements. Visit Loews’ website at www.enjoytheshow.com.
checks for the cure
Checks for the Cure™
  • Deluxe Corporation, www.deluxe.comthe world\'s largest check printer, provides support to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Customers can purchase a special check designed with the “pink ribbon” and the Komen Foundation logo. Five percent of each purchase is donated to the foundation. Each check that is written will help raise awareness for the cause.
shoot for breast health
Shoot for Breast Health
  • Sears donates $.50 to NABCO (www.nabco.org) for each WNBA fan in attendance on a designated Breast Health Awareness Night. WNBA players show their support by wearing pink breast health awareness T-shirts. Players also conduct a ball exchange with breast cancer survivors. Pink ribbons are given out to the first 5000 attendees at the Awareness Night. Other festivities include a halftime donation of $5,000 by a Sears representative in honor of a local breast health hero. WNBA fans receive printed materials offering breast health information as well as view a Public Service Announcement featuring Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks.
women rock girls guitars
“Women Rock! Girls & Guitars”
  • A two-hour awareness and fundraising special will air on LIFETIME Television on Sunday, October 22, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) to benefit NABCO and NBCC. Performing for this benefit concert will be Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Grant, Heart, Cyndi Lauper and Wynonna. Visit www.lifetimetv.com for further information. Remember to mark your calendars!
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • There are numerous ways to show your support of breast cancer.
  • Watch a movie, take a run or attend a sporting event.
  • Do your part by increasing awareness of breast cancer this month.
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