Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to reflect, to hope and to give. Chances are you know someone whose life has been affected by Breast Cancer, but even if you don’t, you can still support the millions of women and their loved ones who have struggled with this disease.
Generally, Breast Cancer incidence and death rates increase with age, according to the American Cancer Society’s research. Breast Cancer accounts for around 25% of all cancers diagnosed in American women. From 2002 through 2006, about 95% of new Breast Cancer cases and 97% of Breast Cancer fatalities occurred in women 40 or older.
Be one of the millions of people who will donate their time and/or money this month in an effort to enhance research and treatments for this devastating disease. There are many Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities – you just need to find events that are happening in your area. An easy, yet effective way to show your support is to give money to Breast Cancer charities.
Participating in cancer walks is a healthy, social way to support and meet Breast Cancer survivors, women battling Breast Cancer and their families. It’s motivational, emotional and very empowering.
- Find a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® near you
- Be a part of the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer
- Participate in a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event put on by the American Cancer Society
- Buy Yoplait yogurt and for every pink Yoplait lid you mail in by December 31, 2010, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® – Yoplait guarantees a donation of at least $500,000
Buy products from companies that give proceeds to Breast Cancer charities. The following New Balance Breast Cancer shoes and foot care products will enhance your foot health and comfort, while at the same time showing your support for Breast Cancer research.
New Balance 845 – This stability walking shoe has a built-in rollbar to control rearfoot motion and can prevent unhealthy pronation. A foam midsole is extra cushioned and special shock absorption at the heel and forefoot strike zones reduces stress on joints for pain-free movement. This style has a high instep, narrow heel and wide toe box, beneficial for those with normal to high arch foot types. A lace-up closure and blue accents make this walking shoe stylish. An embroidered pink ribbon on the lateral side of the heel will display your support for Breast Cancer. Fifteen percent of the wholesale cost of this shoe goes to breast cancer research.
New Balance 811 Adjustable Straps and 811 Laces – Great for women with Diabetes, Plantar Fasciitis, arthritis, metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) or sensitive feet, this walking shoe has breathable uppers and a wide range of widths. A TPU lateral and medial posts provide motion control and prevent unhealthy pronation. The outsole has a durable tread and enhances proper gait. Both the lace-up and the dual adjustable strap styles are Medicare approved as a Diabetic shoe. Lightweight and cushioned, this is an ultimate favorite style for women of every age. The tongue sports a pink ribbon, showing your support for Breast Cancer. Fifteen percent of the wholesale cost of this shoe goes to Breast Cancer research.
New Balance Low Cut Socks – These socks were designed with comfort and orthopedic features in mind. Elastic in the arch area of the sock will provide a snug fit to decrease sock movement. A deep heel pocket design creates a super comfortable feel and will reduce likelihood of holes. The toe seam has a special flat link stitching for added softness. Fabric will wick sweat away from the skin to keep feet dry and fresh, reducing your chances for Athlete’s Foot or foot odor. This New Balance sock is available in women’s and men’s sizes, both white and black colors and features a pink ribbon near the ankle. Fifteen percent of the wholesale cost of these socks go to Breast Cancer research.