Nationally, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making breast cancer the second most common type of cancer among American women, and the second leading cause of cancer death. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing attention to this horrible disease in hopes of providing men and women the valuable information for detecting warning signs and to one day wipe it from existence.
Through the month of October, Chenega MIOS is seeking to raise both money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We will be raising funds through a Chenega MIOS team on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website, as well as through a coin drive at the front of the office. At the end of the month, MIOS will match the donated amount. To get involved, please visit Team Chenega MIOS.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed at 34 years old, and at the time of diagnoses, little was known about the disease giving Janelle very few options to choose from when seeking a treatment. After her treatment, Janelle decided to dedicate her life to helping women around the world become educated about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The Foundation has been helping women for the last 28 years.