National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Compliance Building, like many others, has gone pink to promote and support the world’s fight against breast cancer.

After watching the NFL players sporting pink accents on Sunday, I figured I could do the same thing. So I updated the website and changed many of the colors to pink.

Since the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline. Encourage the women in your life to get mammograms on a regular basis.

You can also offer financial support. I encourage you to donate to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 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.

Thanks to the folks at Corporate Compliance Insights for giving me the idea: CCI “Goes Pink” To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.