Fighting for the Future
As we approach October 1, the beginning of our 1 Month, 1 Percent, 1 Fight initiative and the month during which we will hold our 3rd annual Baskets for Breast Cancer auction, it’s important to remember why and for whom we’re fighting.
According to Breastcancer.org, an estimated 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men and women this year. Think about how many other hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of friends, neighbors, coworkers and family are connected to those 255,180 individuals. The effect of this terrible disease is far reaching and impacts many people.
Fortunately, breast cancer is claiming fewer lives as years pass. This is not only because of treatment advancements, but also because of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, and Breastcancer.org is an advocate for exactly that: breast health education and awareness.
While Breastcancer.org is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date medical information so that women and their families can make the best decisions for their futures, Breasthealth.org, a site powered by Breastcancer.org, is dedicated to healthy living, and focuses on how positive lifestyle changes can decrease your chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s important to be invested in the future – if we can educate others to eliminate the lifestyle and environmental causes for breast cancer, breast cancer will take fewer and fewer lives each year.
Susan, one of our own USLI community members, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. In a short interview with Susan, she stresses the importance of having a support system and making changes and improvements to your lifestyle to achieve the best health possible.
Join us this October as we work together to fight for a better future.