Breast Cancer Checks

Written by Courtney Salinas
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The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005, about 211,240 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 40,410 women will die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most prominent form of cancer in women, behind skin cancer, and is the second most deadly cancer in women, behind lung cancer.

About 2 million women living in the United States today have been treated for breast cancer. The chance of a woman contracting breast cancer is 1 in 7 and the chance of a woman dying from breast cancer is 1 in 33. These numbers are on the decline, though, probably because of early detection. Raising awareness is a very important part of the fight against breast cancer. The more women that know that they can and should detect breast cancer early on, the more women that can be saved from this tragic fate.

How to Help Fundraising Efforts

Fundraising for research has always been a big factor in the fight against breast cancer. Fundraising efforts help research efforts to treat and maybe eventually cure breast cancer. There are many ways to donate to breast cancer charities. People affected by breast cancer often raise money by participating in sponsored walks, purchasing products that promise a portion of their proceeds to research, or donating directly to organizations like the American Cancer Society.

If you're feeling like you'd like to do more to help the fight against breast cancer, you can order checks that help support the breast cancer cause. These checks come with a design featuring the pink ribbon. Your purchase of breast cancer checks usually means that a portion of each purchase you make with those checks will go toward breast cancer research.

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