Matadors Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

BYMS students and staff support breast cancer awareness.

Photo: Mrs. Perez

BYMS students and staff support breast cancer awareness.

 In the Unites States, 1 out of 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, the second most common cancer found in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fundraising through the wearing of pink, participating in charity walks/runs, or the money donations for research.

Breast cancer is the second most common newly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. This publication provides statistics about the occurrence of breast cancer, as well as information about risk factors, prevention, early detection, and treatment reported www.cancer.org .

Every year, the “Wear It Pink Foundation” raises over $2 million for research and treatment. “Raise awareness by wearing pink on October 24! You could just wear pink socks or deck yourself out head-to-toe. This is just one way to support breast cancer,” said Zoe Hardman, TV presenter and breast cancer campaign supporter, reported wearitpink.org.

“By having the students wear pink I hope that is helps raise awareness and realize the statistics of having breast cancer. I want the students to think about others and not themselves.

In JUMP Club this week we will be studying cancer and how it affects the body and the cells so that my students while realize how affective this disease is”

— Mrs. Mary Hanger, BYMS JUMP Club Adviser

,” stated Mrs. Mary Hanger, BYMS science teacher at and JUMP Club adviser. 

          The American Cancer Society has done countless hours of research. “They are finding breast cancer in women earlier and are funding research to help prevent, find, treat the disease, and improve the quality of life of patients and survivors,” reported cancer.org .

          In the end, a simple but affective way to support is to just donate which can also be done online at cancer.org     Hundreds of foundations form charity walks/runs that anyone could participate in to raise money for research and treatment.  

Help make a difference and participate is this wonderful act against breast cancer.