If you haven’t seen any pink ribbons floating around lately, look again. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. It is a chance to spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
Here at The Good Beginning, we’d like to help spread awareness by highlighting charities that our couples have donated to in the past year.
We hope that you take the time to read and research a little bit about the disease, prevention and community health.
Susan G. Komen has transformed how the world treats and talks about breast cancer and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Since 1982, they have funded more thatn $920 million in research, more that $2 billion in medical care, community and provider education, and psychosocial support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
A breast cancer diagnosis can destroy the financial health and well-being of the patient and their family. While in active treatment, many patients are unable to work and experience a loss of income that can result in catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health. The Pink Fund provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.
Young Survivor Coalition dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
Breast Cancer Recovery’s mission is to provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally. All programs are designed and conducted by survivors for survivors.