October is considered breast cancer awareness month. Many rallies and fundraisers are held throughout the month to help put an end to breast cancer. During these events, people wear pink to show their support for this noble cause. A strong advocate for breast cancer awareness is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure global movement was created by Susan's sister Nancy Brinker. Nancy started this organization because her sister Susan battled with breast cancer. During treatment, Susan would think of ways to help women around the world battle against breast cancer. Nancy promised her sister that she would help her create this dream. Thus, in 1982, Nancy created the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. As of today, it is a leading global movement that brings breast cancer awareness to millions of people around the world. Events such as Race for the Cure are held throughout the world to help fundraise investigations looking for a cure to this horrible disease.
According to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure web site, the breast cancer awareness movement has contributed to the increasing number of women receving regular mammograms. Nearly 75 percent in comparison to only 30 percent back in 1982. On this web site, they also state that there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. These statistics can only prove the success of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement.
One person's vision can change the world as was the case with Susan's dream. Today, her movement with the help of her sister has helped millions of women become aware of the implications behind breast cancer. If you want to learn more about breast cancer awarness or if you want to take part in this movement, you can visit http://ww5.komen.org/default.aspx.