Raise your awareness of Breast Cancer, so that we may all be able to Stand Up To Cancer...
(pink, breast cancer ribbon)
Wikipedia.org, reports that Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)), is an annual, international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October, to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure.
The disease, itself, as stated on cancer.org, "is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too."
In a mass-effort to help put an end to cancer, Stand Up To Cancer (a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has developed an initiative to "accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives." SU2C's website standup2cancer.org, further states, their "goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort."
* Video (SU2C, 2010)
So, whether you're a survivor, or you know someone who is or has been affected by the disease, LET'S ALL CHOOSE TO STAND UP 2 CANCER!
www.google.com, en.wikipedia.org, www.cancer.org, www.apsh.kpjhealth.com (self-exam photo), www.standup2cancer.org