How you can help in the fight against breast cancer
There are many ways to help in the fight against breast cancer. Here are a few:
- Join the Breast Cancer 3-Day. Sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, participants walk 60 miles in three days to help raise millions of dollars for breast cancer research and patient support programs.
- Enter the Komen Race for the Cure. This is a series of 5K runs/fitness walks throughout the country that raises money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. It also celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have died from the disease.
- Buy breast cancer postage stamps. The breast cancer research stamp costs a few cents more than a regular stamp and can be used as first class postage within the United States. After the cost of a first-class stamp is deducted, the remaining cents go to breast cancer research. By asking for breast cancer research stamps at your local post office instead of ordinary postage, you will be helping scientists and researchers in their work to identify a cause and cure for this dreaded disease.
- Donate. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is one good example. If you want to donate money, be sure that the organization is legitimate. Ask your doctor about any organizations you are considering. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Check with your employer. If one isn't established, ask about setting one up. You may be able to donate cars, trucks and other vehicles, which are sold in order to raise money for cancer research.
- Enter the Relay For Life. This is an overnight event sponsored by ACS. It celebrates survivors and their loved ones and raises money for research. Teams gather at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.