Every week this month, we have brought you a special series dedicated to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From sharing important breast health information, to finding out ways of fashionably donating to the cause, and even sharing some tidbits about well-known survivors and trivia, we hope to have inspired some of you to join the fight and to help spread awareness about breast cancer. Although today is the final day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, educating one another, donating to the cause, and taking care of your own breast health doesn’t have to end today.
Last spring, students from our fellow Alum, the University of Rhode Island, put together this video to remind people that breast cancer isn’t just a month-long problem. You can check the inspirational video here: MAKE IT PINK!
There are lots of ways for you to join the cause all year-long. Into running? Thinking about signing up for a race in the near future? The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation hosts races year-round. Although these races are weather permitting (like, the only races in January are in Florida), maybe you’ll want to start training now! You can search races by state or date on the website.
Closer to home for those of us here in Rhody is the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Visitors to this site can donate year-round. Attend an upcoming “Pink Out” event or consider purchasing a Ribbon of Hope license plate. Proceeds benefit the RI Department of Health’s Women’s Cancer Screening Program.
Whatever you do, know that you’re making a difference. Twenty-somethings everywhere rally up to support causes that they believe in — and it makes perfect sense for women like us to lead the charge for the fight against breast cancer.
~The ladies of TwentyTweets