How you can help during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
LEWISTON, ID —
You’ll be seeing a lot of pink this month because its Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There are more than 1.3 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States.
In the Lewis Clark Valley, on the Palouse, and around our region, there are hundreds of breast cancer survivors and supporters.
Every year at the Lewiston Roundup, The Gina Quesenberry Foundation runs the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign.
They encourage folks to wear pink, and for every person who does, the roundup donates $1.00 to the foundation. Funds help local breast cancer patients and their families.
According to the American Cancer Society, just over 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women by the end of this year.
Just last week, actress Julia Louis Dreyfuss announced she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer.
According to The American Cancer Society, about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer in 2017, and it’s still the second leading cause of dancer death in women.
But thanks to earlier detection through screening and increased awareness and better treatments, that risk has dropped 38% between the late 1980’s and 2014.
As many survivors celebrate their last chemo session, there are ways you can help women in need.
Share your story of how you or a loved one have been affected by breast cancer. Host an in-person or virtual fundraiser make a one-time or ongoing donation or share education content on social media.
The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.4 million people will participate in making strides events and more than 60 million-dollars will be raised this year.