National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in full swing, and we are continuing our recognition at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction.
We hope you are, too!
There are many reasons we have an awareness month for breast cancer.
This month is a great time to celebrate breast cancer survivors, remember those who lost their battle, and come together as a community to support those who are currently fighting this awful disease.
Part of the celebration is also to hold events that help fund research to find a cure for breast cancer.
We are so grateful to the doctors and scientists who spend countless hours researching and studying for this cause.
But medical professionals and science experts aren’t the only ones who can help.
You can help find a cure for breast cancer, too!
Keep reading to see how you can contribute during National Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
Participate in Fundraising Events for Cancer
When you participate in fundraising events, you’re helping to raise money that’s used for cancer research, new medical treatments, and to help families that are in need while battling cancer.
And if that wasn’t a good enough reason to participate, fundraising events are also fun!
And the best part? They are family friendly.
Get your girlfriends and family together and form a fundraising team. Check out a few more of our favorite fundraising events here.
Volunteer Your Skills for Cancer Research
If you have a medical or science background, you might be able to donate your research skills and medical expertise to help find a cure for breast cancer.
Talk to your local hospital about different opportunities for research available.
Because it’s medical research, you’re going to have to go through some testing to participate in various research programs. But if you pass the testing, doctors and scientists will be grateful to have you on board as a volunteer.
Support Someone with Cancer
If you’re unable to support finding a cure to cancer through attending fundraising events or donating your skills as a medical professional, don’t worry.
One of the best things you can do is support someone who is battling breast cancer.
If you know a family member or friend who has cancer, ask her what you can do to help. Preparing a few meals, picking up carpool duty, or cleaning her home can make a huge difference for someone with cancer.
Even something as small as a handmade card or a phone call can lift up a friend or family member who isn’t feeling well.
Don’t know anyone with cancer? That’s ok.
There are many volunteer opportunities through hospitals to help with cancer patients. Sometimes the best gift you can give is volunteer to visit with someone for an hour.
And who knows, you might even make a new friend along the way.
Reach out to your local hospital and see what you can do to help!