October is here, and with it comes thoughts of fall colors, pumpkins and spiced lattes. Yet for some it is an overwhelming show of pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a great time for you to show support to someone you know who is dealing with the realities of breast cancer.
Understanding Breast Cancer Awareness
What is breast cancer awareness all about? Breast cancer kills around 40,000 women each year, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in women behind lung cancer. Yet breast cancer when caught in stage one or two is easily treated. In fact, when the cancer is caught early, most patients have a 72 to 93 percent five-year survival rate. Breast cancer awareness is all about drawing awareness to the disease, prevention facts and treatment options.
During breast cancer awareness campaigns, women are encouraged to perform self-checks that can increase their chances of an early diagnosis of breast cancer. Awareness campaigns also help raise money for mammograms and breast cancer treatment for women who might not otherwise be able to afford it. These campaigns also help educate others about breast cancer and provide support to those who are dealing with breast cancer in their families.
So what is all the pink about? It’s about drawing attention to a deadly disease and the treatment options that are available. Whether you have been touched by breast cancer or not, showing support for this worthy cause is an excellent way to help those around you who have.
Giving Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness
Because breast cancer affects primarily women, it makes sense to use flowers as a way to show support for breast cancer patients and their families. You can send flowers to the patients who are in the midst of treatment for breast cancer, families who are helping a woman through breast cancer treatment or those who are left behind after someone lost the battle to breast cancer in remembrance of the loved one.
Since pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, flowers sent for this cause should have pink as their focal point. Pink Notions Tribute is a lovely basket with beautiful pink blooms that can grace the table of anyone dealing with breast cancer. The delicate pink roses and carnations in Sweety Pie are another popular choice. For someone who is dealing with loss after breast cancer, Garden of Memories and the sweet scents it evokes will help soothe the grief and show support.
Remember, when giving breast cancer awareness flowers, you really can’t go wrong. The point is to raise awareness and show support, and you can do this with any bouquet you choose.