This October was the 25th year of celebrating the women (and men!) who currently have, have survived, or have been touched by breast cancer.
According to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month web site, "Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States."
While these statistics can be staggering, the truth is - as with all cancers - breast cancer is about life. Pushing the cancer aside. Surviving it, beating it, but always remembering it.
There are many ways to get involved to support breast cancer organizations and people who have been affected by breast cancer.