October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This week marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While we provide women with a solution to stress urinary incontinence, even more, we seek to be a champion for women’s health. Whether it’s bladder leaks or breast cancer, we believe every woman deserves the best possible care when it comes to her body.
That is why we were honored to be a sponsor at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last month. Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer organization in the U.S. and is a leader in providing preventative education, health services, and social support to women currently in the fight. Last Sunday, our Finess team joined together to run their annual 5k event in celebration of all the strong and bold women affected by this disease.
Surrounded by participants donning pink shirts and holding banners bearing the names of mothers, grandmothers, and other loved ones, we took to the starting line. Despite the attendance of over 15,000 men and women, a tangible sense of unity overwhelmed the crowd. It didn’t matter that we had come from different backgrounds and cities all over the county. We were bonded by a common hope: to see an end to the breast cancer epidemic.
As of right now, 1 in 8 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/). At Finess we believe in a future where 12% of women are not affected by this disease and we will continue to support organizations doing amazing work to change these statistics.
What Can You Do to Help?
If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please consider donating to the breast cancer organization of your choice this October. Your generous support could help provide screenings, mammograms, and treatment to women who otherwise could not afford it.
If you are unable to financially donate, there are plenty of other ways you can contribute! Consider starting your own fundraiser by hosting an event such as a dinner or a party. If you have some spare time, find your local breast cancer organization and volunteer. Got some extra ingredients? Make a meal for a family who may be spending a lot of time in the hospital. The possibilities are endless!
Have any other ideas? Share them in the comments on our Instagram or Facebook posts and let’s see how many different ways we can raise awareness about Breast Cancer this October!