October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s an important time to raise awareness about the disease. In addition, the events throughout the month raise money for research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The focus of the month is education about the disease and the importance of early screening and testing.
This October, those in the plumbing industry would like to take a moment to honor survivors and offer support for those currently impacted by breast cancer. As part of those efforts, here are some tips about ways to participate in breast cancer awareness month.
The Powerful Message that a Pink Ribbon Sends
You often see people wearing pink ribbons during the month of October, but it’s easy to not appreciate the powerful message that these ribbons send. A pink ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer awareness.
Wearing a pink ribbon shows support for individuals with breast cancer and for survivors. In addition, it is a simple way to raise awareness about the disease.
Increasing global awareness promotes early detection, makes individuals more aware of the importance of regular testing and helps to raise money in support of finding a cure.
Further, the pink ribbon has come to be a symbol of vitality, health, and empowerment. So show your support this October by wearing a pink ribbon.
October 18th is Wear Pink Day
While ribbons and pink are seen often throughout the month, there is one day dedicated to “wear it pink” day. October 18th is known as wear pink day and offers a chance for people around the world to unite for this important cause by wearing pink.
A unified effort to do so helps to achieve some of the month’s aims, namely raising awareness and educating individuals about the disease. This is an easy way to join in community events and a global effort, so mark your calendar and plan to wear pink on October 18.
Know the Medical Signs
One of the primary goals of Breast Cancer Awareness month is promoting early detection. While regular screenings and self-exams help with early detection, it’s also important to know the early medical signs of breast cancer.
Some of the early signs of breast cancer include a lump or mass in the breast tissue; skin changes in one or both breasts; changes in the size or shape of either breast; pain in either breast; nipple discharge that is not breast milk; or lumps on the side of either breast.
If you notice any of these early signs, schedule an examination as soon as possible. The plumbing industry is proud to participate in breast cancer awareness month. Please join them in their efforts this month to raise support, awareness, and money for this important cause.
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