Every year during the month of October, communities come together and share information to help spread awareness about Breast Cancer. People find their own ways of showing support from building a guitar for Breast Cancer, making donations, writing songs, creating art, to hosting fundraisers, participating in walks & wearing pink. Lately, I’ve been seeing the Pink Ribbon Symbol around Los Angeles more and more. Many people recognize the pink ribbon as the symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness, but it’s also important to understand what the symbol stands for.
Breast Cancer is a disease where a malignant tumor develops from cells in the breast. This cancer forms in the tissues of the breast, usually in the ducts and lobules. Although this disease is common with women, in some rare cases, it has affected men as well. Statistics show that 1 in 8 U.S. Women will develop breast cancer over the course of their life. In 2011, there were more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
It’s important to know what to do, what to look for, and where to go for help. Breast exams and mammograms are an important part of early detection and there are many websites like http://www.breastcancer.org http://www.cancer.org/fightbreastcancer http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org where you can go to for information.
If you’re looking to be a part of an event for Breast Cancer in Los Angeles, there is a wonderful event coming up this week, on Wednesday, October 10th. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be bringing the community together once again to share information, raise awareness, celebrate survivorship, express love and hope while helping to make a difference!
The walk will take place at the Los Angeles Historic Park 1245 North Spring Street. Registration is at 5:00pm and the event program begins at 6:00pm. Making Strides is celebrating 20 years of saving lives & to date, Making Strides events have raised over $460 million helping to fight Breast Cancer. To sign up, donate or learn more about the event visit
If you do not live in Los Angeles, and would like to find out about a Making Strides event in your area, visit
Together WE CAN make a difference!