Every 13 minutes someone dies from breast cancer in the U.S.
Shocking statistic, isn't it?
We've all had our lives touched by breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness month gives us the chance to do something to help the cause. I noticed this weekend at the grocery store that pink ribbons covered everything from cereal to candy to yogurt.
All good, as long as money from these products makes it to breast cancer organizations. Here are a few that donate some of the purchase price to benefit research and awareness:
- Yoplait yogurt- send in lids and 10 cents is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Dannon Yogurt donates money for each purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- Panera Bread's Pink Ribbon Bagel- buy one or a baker's dozen for a donation made to awareness and research
- Freschetta frozen pizzas- sends a portion of each purchase made in October for breast cancer research
- USPS postage stamps- part of your purchase will go to research
If you'd like to make a more significant impact, consider directly donating to places like Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A large percentage of the money donated goes to make remarkable strides in their research projects.
Another way to give all year long is through the “give a free mammogram" button at the Breast Cancer Site. Each click donates a mammogram to someone in need. Set it as your home page and you'll remember to click every day. Get the kids into the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month by playing games on the Breast Cancer Site Facebook page. For every minute played, ten cents is donated to breast cancer organizations.
Consider contributing in some way to the breast cancer cause this month. Do it for moms, sisters, aunts, grandmas, daughters and girlfriends everywhere.
In October, we're all pink.