Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Fall is in full swing, the month of October brings us many things to celebrate such as Columbus Day, Halloween and the beautiful scenery brought on by the turning of the leaves. It gives us a vast amount of gorgeous colors to look at as Autumn turns our trees into different shades of reds, oranges and yellows as well as Halloween bringing us spookier colors such as black and purple. One color that we love to see this month, though, is pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is represented with the color pink throughout the country. It is important to know that 1 in 8 American women can potentially be diagnosed with this cancer at some point in their lives. In order to put that into a little perspective, that equals out to about 20 million American women who have been or can be affected by breast cancer in their lives. If a woman has a relative that has been diagnosed with the disease, her risk of being diagnosed can actually double. With so many Americans affected by this cancer every day, it is important that we understand the impact it has on so many lives, whether that impact affects someone directly or indirectly.