October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes, and 1 in 8 women will receive this diagnosis in their lifetime. A woman’s survival rate goes up with early detection. Breast self-exams are essential, along with regular mammograms, especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

You can make a difference

Get a Mammogram

Many insurance companies cover preventative mammograms 100%. So take charge of your health and get checked. Call your doctor today to set up an appointment. Encourage your sisters and girlfriends to THINK PINK and do the same.


Lend support to a friend or family member who has been diagnosed. Listen and provide emotional support through your presence. A gift can be a welcome distraction, so stitch something useful, such as this shawl.

breast cancer embroidery project

Donate to Charity

Your donation helps to fund life-saving cancer research. So, search for breast cancer support organizations in your community or donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.