The Capital Region’s

FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

OCTOBER 2021

Support the 2020 Real Men Wear Pink of the Capital Region Team

Join kids across the country in the fight against breast cancer

We’re getting close!! Tune into @news10abc Monday night to help us honor and celebrate some incredible community members!🏀✨#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
LAST CALL! Daffodil Days 2021 orders are due this Friday 2/26. Contact georgia.vieira@cancer.org to order.  Give Hope. Give Daffodils.
Our @coachesvscancer special would not be possible without the support of our incredible Capital Region! Thank you to all who have supported us and continue to help us fight for a world without cancer!  Be sure to tune into @news10abc Monday night!#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
This racial disparity is largely due to Black women having more advanced staged breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, higher rates of obesity and other health conditions, and certain types of breast cancers that have a less favorable prognosis. 

These disparities are largely grounded in historical and persistent racism in the U.S., preventing Black women from accessing high-quality cancer treatment and staying on track with treatment compared with white women. #BlackHistoryMonth 

To learn more, please visit: https://bit.ly/2M51LOJ
“🌞To say that going through this dramatic life change and diagnosis has made me more confident, is WEIRD🌞 • I honestly think with my perspective and point of view on life and health in general changing, has made me more “me” • Like how the heck would something go through this and think- “I’m just gonna keep living life like I did” • I want to LIVE! I want to HELP people! I want to speak LIFE! I want to be an ENCOURAGEMENT! • I genuinely don’t think people know what they are capbable of and what they can handle till they’re thrown into a hard time! • And through seeing that, your confidence can grow! • I don’t mean in a prideful or judgemental way • I mean being secure and appreciative of -what you’re given -what you have the opportunity to do -and the second chance at life you’re given EVERYDAY! • Wake up everyday and say, today is a NEW DAY NEW CHANCE NEW OPPORTUNITY! • Because it is💖” -Rachael
If you were just diagnosed or need someone to talk to, our cancer helpline is here for you 24/7/365. 1-800-227-2345.
HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is a common virus that can cause 6 types of cancer. While there is no treatment for HPV, there is a vaccine that can prevent it. Learn more: www.cancer.org/healthy/hpv-vaccine
#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
1 Week left to order your daffodils to support the American Cancer Society. Bunch of 10 is $10, Virtual bunch is $10. Potted mini plant is $15. Give a gift of hope for $25. For more information contact: Georgia.Vieira@cancer.org
Did you know almost 1 in 5 cancers are caused by excess body weight, alcohol consumption, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle? What better way to start a new year than by lowering your risk for cancer with healthy choices. Learn how maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly and reducing your alcohol consumption can help lower your risk for cancer. cancer.org/healthy

#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth we are reminded of the cancer disparities in the Black community. African Americans have a higher cancer burden and face greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survival. 

How is the American Cancer Society addressing cancer disparities in the Black community? Find out here: http://bit.ly/3qYJ6Tq