October is recognized around the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month––an international health movement that promotes mammography and raises funds to support breast cancer research. CheckIntoCash.com is proud to join the cause in going pink to support the fight against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded to remind women about the importance of annual mammogram screenings. Since the causes of breast cancer are still largely unknown, early detection is the most effective preventative measure against the disease. Research shows that women over 40 can significantly increase their ability to control any detected growth by having regular screenings.
Another purpose of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to promote education about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. There are many resources available to help you understand your personal risk of breast cancer and the preventative steps you can take to lower it (see Resources below).
One tangible way to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is by donating funds for breast cancer research and cure development. There are many ways to donate. Online donations can be made to Susan G. Komen, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Komen.org: The Susan G. Komen® organization is the largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. Here you can find treatment information, personal stories, and resources to get involved with your local community.
NationalBreastCancer.org: The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® partners with medical facilities to provide free mammogram services to underserved women across the country. In addition to medical services, the NBCF also offers educational and support programs, such as Beyond The Shock and their Early Detection Plan.
BreastCancer.org: An in-depth resource for understanding breast cancer risk, diagnosis, and treatment. This site also features many additional resources, including discussion boards, podcasts, and community newsletters.