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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are only 9 days left to join Mountainside Medical’s fight against breast cancer. As a team, we have set a goal to raise $1,000 for the cause, and there’s still more to go!
One in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 2 of the women diagnosed reaches out to the American Cancer Society for help and support. In terms of donations, every little bit counts. Did you ever wonder where does your hard earned money goes once you donate to the American Cancer Society?
The American Cancer Society offers a 24 hour help line.
Their phone lines are open 24/7 to help connect people with the answers and help they need. Each year, the organization provides information, help and support to nearly one million individuals who call the hotline (1-800-227-2345).
The American Cancer Society provides helpful online tools.
In addition to an always-open hotline, the American Cancer Society provides online resources to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones. Here you can find tips, tools and online resources to help set goals and stay motivated to eat right and maintain a healthy lifestyle during treatment and beyond. There are also different online communities you can join – including those specific to patients going through cancer treatment, survivors, and even caregivers. These areas allow people to share stories and experiences, provide comfort and support, and find/offer help to those in need.
The American Cancer Society offers transportation.
For those who are unable to find a way to get to treatment centers, the American Cancer Society provides transport and even lodging for those who are going through treatment and their families.
The American Cancer Society is finding cures.
Did you know that with donations like yours, the American Cancer Society has had a hand in nearly every major breakthrough in breast cancer research during the last century? It was this organization that confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, the link between obesity and different types of cancers, and they are currently developing drugs designed to treat leukemia. Also, the ACS has made advancements in breast cancer screenings and mammograms throughout the years for effective preventative treatment.
The American Cancer Society takes each donation of your hard earned money and puts it toward not only research, but also programs and support systems for those suffering through breast cancer and their families.
Join Mountainside Medical in the fight against breast cancer. Every little bit counts so donate and help us reach our goal today!