Gear Up for Pinktober 2018
The team at Abacus is excited to put together their pink wardrobes in preparation for Pinktober 2018, Breast Cancer Awareness!
Time to Feel Pretty in Pink
It’s been a tradition throughout the month of October for Americans to unite together to bring acknowledgement and awareness around the fight against breast cancer.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, as studies show that one out of eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Even more surprising, is that over 2,000 men per year are at risk to contracting the disease. With high risks for both men and women, early detection and awareness has certainly become a priority.
Awareness Leads to Prevention
Early detection of abnormalities near the breast are extremely important to be aware of as there is a greater chance to treat the cancer while it is in an early stage. The first step is to have knowledge of unusual symptoms found from self-examining your breast. Changes in how your breast feels or appears could be signs that something is off. The second step is being proactive if you have questions or concerns about an abnormality. Be sure to schedule prompt checkups to see your doctor for an exam or a screening if something feels off.
A combination of awareness, early detection, and improved treatment options is doing its part to spread hope and change across communities. The good news is since the dawn of the 21st century, there has been a significant decline in deaths caused by breast cancer, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Studies are suggesting that these numbers will continue to decrease thanks to initiatives from people across the nation.
Get Involved & Show Your Support
Many cities, sponsors, and non-profits dedicate the month of October to hosting special events in honor of those who have been affected by breast cancer. Within our hometown, Orlando, FL, there are several pink events that are set to take place.
The pink ribbon, and the color pink in general, are both designated trademarks that symbolize love and moral support for those going through breast cancer. A special display will take place starting in October at Lake Eola, the center of downtown Orlando to show the city’s support. A single pink swan boat will be showcased floating alongside seven other white boats, in addition to the real life, white-feathered beauties that inhabit the lake. The city says the boat display will serve as a symbol to support the one out of eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The simple act of wearing pink throughout the month of October is a great, easy way to promote awareness.
If you are looking to take part in a community initiative, the city of Orlando will be teaming up with The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to further promote awareness through a call to action walk-a-thon. Anyone in the community is encouraged to walk 3-5 miles as a chance to join together to make a difference for those who have been affected by breast cancer. The event serves to raise awareness and funds to facilitate research, reduce risk, and provide support. It will be held at Lake Eola on Oct. 27th at 9 AM. If you’re located outside of the Orlando area, the American Cancer Society hosts Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks across the nation just search your zip code here to find a walk near you. Whether you live nearby or are visiting our page from a different state, be sure to take a look at what’s happening in your local community during Pinktober!
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola Oct. 27th at 9 AM