Breast cancer, a worldwide killer and among the most common cancers, has a whole month dedicated to educating people about it and increasing awareness about this disease.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a campaign that seeks increased awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. October is also a time when information about the disease is disseminated and those affected by breast cancer are offered renewed support.
In one initiative, more than 10,000 people came together to participate in the Race for the Cure, at Daniel Island to raise money for breast cancer research. Even local businesses came out and showed support; as many as 300 establishments doing their bit for a good cause.
Local athletes are wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, as in the case of Green Wave players who wore pink tape, shoelaces, pink wristbands or gloves, and perhaps pink mouth pieces to show their support.
Washington State University athletes are also showing their support, and the women’s soccer, swimming, volleyball and rowing teams will wear pink uniforms from Oct. 22-29 to honor breast cancer survivors and educate the public in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month.