October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are partnering with our friends at Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta to bring awareness to this disease, the actions you can take for your breast health, and everything Komen Atlanta is doing to find the cures.
This October, Walgreens customers will be able to make a donation, of any size, upon checkout at any metro Atlanta Walgreens location beginning Oct. 18 – Oct. 31. Join B98.5 and Walgreens in helping to save lives.
Making sense of the complex world of breast cancer can be overwhelming. Whether you are facing a personal diagnosis or that of a friend or loved one, there are many steps you can take to help you better understand the many faces of this disease. Learn about your personal risk and ways to take an active role in your breast health.
Did you know?
- More than 3.8 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with breast cancer and this devastating disease kills more than 42,000 people each year
- In Greater Atlanta, African American women are 30% more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer than Caucasian women. Don’t let a lack of insurance or financial barriers keep you from getting your annual exam. Take action and get screened with Sisters of Promise.
- In the U.S. in 2020, there will be an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women and 2,620 cases diagnoses in men.
- Clinical breast exams should be performed every three years starting at 20 and every year starting at 40.
- Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta's mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
You can help! Support Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta and learn more at KomenAtlanta.org