Breast Cancer Awareness Pins To Promote The Importance Of Early Detection

Orange and black aren’t the only colors on display in October, you will also see pink uniforms for athletes to pink breast cancer awareness pins. That’s because pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, and October is national breast cancer awareness month.

Cancer is a class of diseases in which abnormal cells invade the healthy cells of the body. This buildup of bad cells can form a mass of tissue which is known as a tumor.  Breast cancer occurs when one of these growths develops in the breast.  Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, as well as the top cause of cancer-related death in women.  1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime and they estimate that 40,000 will die from the cancer each year. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease and although they know HOW breast cancer occurs, they don’t know WHY.

Janelle Hail was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980. At the time there was very little information about the disease.  After her treatment, Hail committed herself to helping other women by providing them with education about breast cancer.  To accomplish this mission, Hail created the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Each October the NBCF hopes that by bringing awareness to the disease they can bring help and hope to women through early detection, education, and support.

In October people and businesses use the color pink and the symbol of a pink ribbon to promote awareness of breast cancer. You may see NFL players with pink shoes, or pink bracelets for sale in stores.  Along with those displays of support, the NBCF and other groups hold fundraisers, races, tournaments, and events that work to show the importance of early detection and breast cancer research.  One way you can raise awareness is by wearing breast cancer awareness pins designed by PinProsPlus.  Whether your pin design has a pink ribbon on it or a reminder for getting yearly mammograms, breast cancer awareness pins can open up a discussion about the disease.  So each October don’t forget about the pink for breast cancer awareness. Learn more about the pink ribbon history by reading this blog post.