Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed types of cancer today. All women are at risk. Breastcancer.org estimates that 1 out of every 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. That is 12-13% of all American women. An estimated 207,090 cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2010 within the country, and approximately 39,840 American women are expected to die from cases of breast cancer this year.
Such statistics make it clear that breast cancer is a serious matter, and while many different campaigns, organizations and charities are doing all that they can to combat it, they can not do it alone. The fight against breast cancer is a long and hard battle, and your help is needed. So please show your support by wearing your pink ribbons and donating generously to these charities and organizations. Because the last thing any of us want is to see breast cancer steal second base.