Breast cancer is disease that strikes both women and men – yep, guys have breasts too! Amongst those being diagnosed this year in the United States alone will be:
This year breast cancer will be the cause the death of:
These aren’t statistics that we like to think about, but this is the reality of the disease right now. But it doesn’t have to be in the future because there’s things that we can do to help fight it.
“When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer I looked for all the information that I could find to help her stay strong while she battled the disease. My mother’s struggle with the disease inspired me to do more, not just for her, but also for other men and women that were going through the same journey.
We partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in 2015 and have hosted the Making Strides walk in Westchester, Real Men Wear Pink as well as a successful fundraising gala in 2016 and 2019. We do this because we know with everyone Younited we can make a difference and fight breast cancer successfully. Since 1989, increased awareness of warning signs, mammograms and research, the death rate has been in decline.” – Marcie Manfredonia Siciliano (Founder of Custom Candle Co)
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, so now is the time to make a difference. Although the “Big C” is formidable, if we keep chipping away at it one day our children (and their children) may be able to survive this disease at even greater rates. If we each do one thing to further the cause we’ll keep making strides to a cure. Here are some ways to help:
There are many ways that we can work together to find a cure for breast cancer. In the meantime ladies (and gentlemen) keep doing those self-checks because the best way to beat breast cancer is to discover it early. Live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and laugh often. Let’s do our best this October to make a difference!