Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Think PINK in October and support any one of the many important organizations raise funds and raise awareness for breast cancer.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (www.nbcf.org.au)
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
Cancer Australia (www.canceraustralia.gov.au)
Cancer Australia was established to benefit all Australians who are affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.
The McGrath Foundation (www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au)
A story well known in Australia, Jane and Glenn McGrath’s much-publicised experience with breast cancer led to the formation of what has become one of Australia’s most respected and recognised charities, the McGrath Foundation.
Because of their experience came the belief that every Australian family experiencing breast cancer should have access to the support of a breast care nurse shaping the McGrath Foundation’s mission to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (www.bcna.org.au)
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible.