On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
We encourage faculty, staff, and students to support for breast cancer awareness all month long by wearing pink on Wednesdays!
Cancer is a leading cause of death for all American women and is the number one cause of death (PDF) for many minority populations. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, behind only lung cancer.
Lung cancer is often considered a very preventable form of cancer. But did you know that breast cancer is also preventable? Here are some startling facts from the American Institute for Cancer Research:
As Benjamin Franklin said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We can all take steps to reduce our risk of developing breast cancer, including:
Raising awareness about breast cancer is a great first step, but we should also lead healthier lives and encourage our friends and family to do the same. Together, we can work to prevent breast cancer in tens-of-thousands of women and men.