The amount of color pink worn in the month of October is not only a fashion statement but a chance to raise awareness for every mother, daughter, child and loved one that has lost their life, is suffering or recovering from breast cancer. It is amazing the amount of support that comes during this time of year.
The awareness and research for breast cancer should not be limited to the month of October but be thought of all year round due to the lives that are changed and lost by this unforgiving disease. C4 Belts is doing just that and continuing their campaign to help raise donations and more awareness through their innovative pink belts.
C4 Belts launched a campaign #Care4boobies to educate and raise money to battle Breast Cancer! Right now use code: CARE4BOOBIES during checkout at www.c4belts.com to receive $5 off your purchase, and donate $5 to C4’s Breast Cancer partner Standup for the Cure!
Plus, post a picture of you holding or wearing your new C4 Belt and tag @c4belts and #Care4boobies, and C4 will donate an additional $5!!
11 Facts about Breast Cancer that may surprise you
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- In 2014, an estimated 220,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- In 2014, an estimated 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.
- Even though it is rare in men, an estimated 2,150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
- Approximately 410 men die of breast cancer each year.
- Approximately 77% of women with breast cancer are over the age of 50 at the time of diagnosis.
- African American women have the highest mortality rate from breast cancer.
- At this time, there are an estimated 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S.
- About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These cases of breast cancer occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.