As you may or may not know, it is ‘wear pink month’, and if you do know that and you don't know why, then here is a bit of information for you:
Breast Cancer Facts
In 2005, breast cancer caused 502,000 deaths (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths) worldwide. Among women worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death. (World Health Organization, Fact sheet)
In the United States, breast cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death… and Among women in the U.S., breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second- most common cause of cancer death (after lung cancer). (American Cancer Society)
Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 lifetime chance of developing invasive breast cancer and a 1 in 33 chance of breast cancer causing their death. (American Cancer Society)
Now, I'm sorry that this was all so drab and very very unsettling, but there IS something you can help do… and it's soooo easy. 2 things:
First, if you have a digg account, go here and digg up the cause…
If you don't have a digg account, and don't want to create one, go here and click on the big pink button:
If you wonder how it works:
The breast cancer site
When you click, we display ads from our site sponsors. 100% of the money from these advertisers goes to our charity partners, who fund programs to provide mammograms to women in need.
You can click on it once a day for it to have an effect.
Thanks a lot for your time :)
(p.s. Please pass this on to friends and family, so a large difference can be made)