Kicking cancer


According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime (Photo Credit: Chanel Taylor).

Although it’s late October, there are still many ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer affects over 200,000 women– not including family and friends of cancer patients. The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services suggests simple cancer-fighting tips such as tweeting about National Breast Cancer Month, encouraging women over 40 to get mammograms, and raising awareness with posters or health pamphlets. There are other methods for greater involvement. Donating $100 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation will help a woman in need to get a mammogram. Also, organizing teams to participate in breast cancer walks and hosting informational meetings on screening and prevention are a few other ways to get involved. On Oct. 22 Mercy pinked-out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students donated $5 to wear pink and jeans in support of Breast Cancer research.