Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Think Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here at Olive we are promoting awareness and celebrating the lives of those who have come away scarred, but always triumphant. So many women have been affected by breast cancer; statistics show that one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. We all know eight women that we love and can’t imagine our lives without. Please perform your self breast exams each and every month. Spread this awareness and education to women you love; you could, indeed, save their life.

One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

Most shockingly and heartbreaking, breast cancer will touch the lives of 40,610 women and men in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society.

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women.

Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.

It is the second most common cause of cancer death in Caucasian, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Stay tuned because later in the week Olive will make an announcement on how YOU can make a difference fighting for this cause!

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