October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Stores will decorate in pink to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You will see pink ribbons, pink balloons, and pink banners.
Stores and various businesses will sell pink towels, pink Tee shirts, and pink tennis shoes in addition to pink jewelry, pink caps, and pink umbrellas. Office supply stores will carry pink stickers, pink sticky notes, and pink book ends.
You will also see TV ads, newspaper articles, and flyers reminding men and women about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that early detection saves lives. Some will emphasize that digital mammography is more effective than traditional mammography in detecting breast cancer in young women and in those with dense breasts.
You may see ads on TV about the Ford Warriors in Pink during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ford Motor Company helps in the fight against breast cancer by raising funds from their Warriors in Pink apparel for research and education about breast cancer and by raising breast cancer awareness through their media content.
How many organizations can say that 100% of their net proceeds go to support their cause? Ford Motor Company can. Ford Warriors in Pink support four breast cancer organizations.
One is the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC), which provides free resources and programs to support, educate, and empower young patients.
The second one is the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, which supports 374,000 volunteers in breast cancer research studies and funds groundbreaking research.
The third breast cancer organization is The Pink Fund. It provides up to 90 days of non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in need.
The fourth organization that the Warriors in Pink support is Susan G. Komen, which works in thirty countries. You can decide at checkout to which of the four organizations your donation goes. You can learn more at http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com
Perhaps you would like to donate to your favorite charity that helps in the fight against breast cancer.
Perhaps you would prefer to take a meal or run an errand for a breast cancer patient in treatment. That’s fine too.
Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 3, 2016