“Women agonize… over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend’s breast.”
—Martha Weinman Lear, Heartsounds
- More women die of breast cancer every year than any other cancer except lung cancer
- Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
- Although a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer doubles if she has a close relative (mother, daughter, sister) who has had breast cancer herself, 70-80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no history of the disease in their families
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to educating and raising awareness of breast cancer, preventing cancer, and the importance of early detection that saves lives. The international symbol of breast cancer is a pink ribbon, first adopted by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1991.
Each October, fundraising events are held in many communities in the U.S. and internationally, including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and the Komen Race for the Cure. This year (2011) is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can help by participating in events, volunteering, making a donation, or helping organize a fundraiser at your company or in your area.
Greeting Card Universe’s diverse artist community offers greeting cards for cancer survivors, cancer patients, and their families and supporters, as well as thank you cards for doctors and nurses so you can send a heartfelt message of encouragement and love, as well as a smile, to someone who needs it.
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Founded by AstraZenica in 1985, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is designed to promote awarness, early detection, and to raise funds for companies working towards preventions and cures. The Race For The Cure is a race that started in Dallas Texas with 800 participants in 1983 and has since been duplicated in countries around the world, like Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Canada and more with combined annual participant numbers over 1 million!!
We here at GCU are proud to offer a wide selection of breast cancer awareness cards and other types of breast cancer greeting cards. We understand that breast cancer affects the lives of millions of people whether directly or indirectly. Sometimes there is a feeling of helplessness or sorrow for the friends and family members of those affected by breast cancer. We know that the simple act of sending a card to encourage a quick recovery or to inspire someone who is battling breast cancer can help your friends and family members stay positive!
So whether you are inviting people to join you in walking for the cure, celebrating the life of a cancer survivor or encouraging someone to remember to have regular mammograms, you are at the right place! With almost 4000 artists and 400,000 greeting cards to chose from, we are here to help you send messages of hope, inspiration and celebration to those you love!
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