National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign designed to increase awareness of the disease.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer for women in the United States, with death rates higher than any other cancer except lung cancer. Statistics reveal that 1 in 8 women or about 13 percent will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. In 2021 alone, it’s anticipated that over 43,000 women in America will die from the disease.
However, there is a new glimmer of hope for our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, and yes, even the men in our lives. From 2013 to 2018, the overall death rate from breast cancer has decreased by one percent per year: a small change, but one worthy of note. Recent decreases are thought to result from advances in treatment and early detection through regular screenings.
With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the crew at West Pak rose together to help uplift those in need by wearing PINK on Fridays. Human Resources rewarded participants with fun handouts for the Murrieta group and a raffle for other locations.
Take a look above at the wave of pink proudly running through the company!