As most are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
And sadly most of us, if not all of us, know of someone who has dealt with breast cancer.
Through my blog, I happily agreed (and am honoured) to help spread the message about
Kicking Breast Cancer to the Curb, and their efforts to raise money for breast cancer research.
Here are some statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute of Canada 2010,
via the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
- Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women.
- In 2011, it is estimated that 23,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 5,100 will die from it. And 190 men will be diagnosed, and 55 will die from it.
- The good new is, breast cancer death rates have declined since the mid 1990’s.
- The best prevention, is education. Educate yourself about the prevention, risks, types and treatment of breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada has partnered with the Enviro Healthcare Inc. by developing an exclusive series of household pink ribbon trash bags in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This fundraising campaign donates $0.50 from each sale back to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
The pink bags are available in 2 standard sizes: small for under the counter kitchen and bathrooms, and large for the common household garbage can.
You can help this campaign by purchasing a set of these bags from major national and local retailer across Canada: London Drugs, Thrifty Foods, Northwest Stores, Overwaitea Foods, Buy Low, Sobeys, Loblaws Superstore, Metro, Fairway Markets and Atlantic Co-op.
Thank you for your support, and may this post find you and your loved ones in good health.