According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is 1 in 36 (about 3%). About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year, and 39,620 women will die from it. African American women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are 41% more likely to die from the disease than any other group.
Early detection can save your life. You can lower your risk by getting regular screening tests to find breast cancer early when chances of survival are highest. There are many testing options available pending your age and family health history. You should talk with your physician about what option is best for you and how often you need to be tested. Also, encourage your mother, an aunt or a friend to get tested as well!
In addition to prevention through testing, you can help fund research efforts to find a cure. Many companies show their support by donating proceeds from sales to organizations that conduct research and help those struggling with the disease. During the month of October you and your curls can help support an important cause!
The founders of Mixed Chicks have packaged the leave-in conditioner with a pink cap in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. With every purchase of one of these 10oz., pink-capped bottles, $1.00 will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Defining your curls can help find a cure Breast Cancer!
You can purchase this special edition at Mixed Chicks’ website and select retail stores.
To learn more about breast cancer and health, the latest research developments, awareness events, and patient resources, visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a list of collaborating organizations offering information and support to patients, survivors and their families.