Monday, August 22, 2011

Put on Your Pink Bra

At Florida Skin Center, we are always looking for ways to give back to our community.  As an office full of women, an organization we hold close to our heart is the American Cancer Associations: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event. It is an event that we participate in each year as well as help raise money for.  
The theme for this year’s event is  Put on your Pink Bra.  The next time you are in the office, notice the pink hearts on the wall. These are donations we have collected for this amazing cause.

A majority of us in our lifetime will be affected by cancer. Below are some recent statistics on Breast Cancer.
  • About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer.
(These statistics were taken from the ACA and CDC)

As women we must take care of our health. Skin cancer screens and mammograms are a MUST for all women.

We hope to see you soon,