October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer, besides skin cancer.
This year, an estimated 268,600 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 62,930 women will be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. Breast cancer is getting more and more common for women.
There are many ways to show your support for breast cancer, but a most common support is to wear pink. Even professional athletes show their support. NFL players wear pink accessories or other pink objects to show their support. For every $100 in pink merchandise sold, $12.50 goes to the NFL.
Breast cancer is a very serious disease that these women can’t control. Some NHHS students have their own thoughts on breast cancer even though they are not going through it themselves. Let’s see what they have to say.
Junior Brande Kubiak says, “Getting breast cancer is life-changing and I have major respect for the women going through it.”
“I don’t wear pink, but I support the people going through this event,” mentioned junior Joseph Malone.
“Breast cancer can happen to any woman, so I honor the women that are going through this unfortunate event,” answered junior Ian Nieto.
Senior Paige Remillard responded with, “I have serious respect for the women who go through this life-changing event and I don’t think that it is talked about enough.”
Do you support or fund breast cancer?