October is known for spooks and scares, but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer is when cancerous cells form in and around the breast tissue.
Facts about Breast Cancer:
-64% of cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, meaning it hasn't left the breast and the 5 year survival rate is 99%
-This year it's estimated 276,000 people will be diagnosed and that 42,000 will die in the US alone
-Men, though less likely, can develop breast cancer as well
-1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime and it's estimated a woman is diagnosed with it every two minutes
-Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer to develop in women
-There are over 3.5 million survivors in the US
How can we help?
-Raise awareness by talking with people, sharing information on social media and in person, end the stigma around talking about it
-Educate yourself to the signs of breast cancer, do regular self checks and set up annual appointments with your doctor or OBGYN for screenings
-Donate to charities fighting for a cure and to those that support people going through it
To learn more, visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month
Candles are colored in light pink, the color of breast cancer awareness and will come with a fact card about breast cancer. 25% of the proceeds from each candle will be donated to the To Get Her Campaign.