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Allens Plumbing - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Knowing What to Do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The plumbers and staff at Allens Plumbing in Maui, HI, want to honor breast cancer survivors and support friends and families in remembering and commemorating loved ones who fought the disease. There are many organizations and businesses working together to raise money for breast cancer research.

October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps bring even more attention to the cause. Volunteer efforts and scientific efforts are moving in the direction of a 100% survival rate.

The History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October of 1985 was the first Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The initial goal was to encourage women to get mammograms to monitor their breasts for any potential changes and catch symptoms early in order to save lives.

Over the years, that celebration has grown in impact and significance, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation has fundraisers to help patients with breast cancer as well as their families.

In many cases, they have local events that allow survivors and supporters alike to share their stories and support while also having an opportunity to put together Hope Kits and much more.

What Does the Pink Ribbon Represent?

The pink ribbon is the symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness. You may see people wearing the pin, or it displays products in the store, with proceeds going toward breast cancer research. This ribbon is a symbol of solidarity for those who have breast cancer as well as their loved ones. Thousands of businesses worldwide participate in Wear it Pink Day, which takes place on October 18th every year.

People may dress up in pink or wear a ribbon. Everyone in schools, communities, and workplaces shows their support by wearing pink. Some raise money with bake sales, quizzes, and other fundraisers. Millions of dollars every year are raised as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Now is an organization that fundraises in an effort to improve education and awareness. Their mission is to help by promoting education, early detection, and providing support services. Groups or individuals can raise money in someone's name and contribute in many different ways. The organization researches breast cancer with the goal of finding a cure and treatment.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Know the Signs

The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to help men and women know the signs of breast cancer, so they can detect the disease early. By learning what to look for, people can potentially save lives, but it’s important to remember that all symptoms should be checked with a physician.

Some of the more common symptoms of breast cancer include a mass or lump in the breast, nipple pain, skin changes like redness or swelling, changes in the size of the breasts, nipple discharge, and general tenderness or pain.

There are other signs that point to more invasive kinds of breast cancer. The breasts could be irritated or itchy. They could also change in color or suffer from peeling or flaking of the nipple skin.

If any of these symptoms sound familiar or it has been some time since your last checkup, take advantage of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and schedule an appointment with a doctor today.

About Allen's Plumbing

Allen’s Plumbing of Maui, HI offers fast plumbing services. With experienced technicians and expertly trained staff, they provide friendly and knowledgeable repairs, maintenance, and installations. Allen's Plumbing has 24/7 hour availability, so contact them today with any questions or concerns.