Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Every October
Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Since 1985, the month of October is recognized globally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to raising funds to support breast cancer research and to combat the disease, this month provides an opportunity to provide education, encourage early breast cancer detection, and promote breast health. Some of the activities and events conducted here in America and around the world include fundraising walks, fun runs, pink sports clothing, cycling events, and major landmarks lit up in pink. The pink ribbon (which is used to symbolize the fight against breast cancer) was first introduced in 1991 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation distributed pink ribbons to runners in its breast cancer survivor race.
Every year, Hurley supports breast health with events throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Hurley Medical Center recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month each year with several important activities and events, including fundraisers at local Flint restaurants. Money raised at these events benefit Hurley’s Breast Health Nurse Navigator Program and participation in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Our fall Healthy Women’s Event focuses on providing breast health information and promoting breast cancer awareness in the community. And our radio advertising, pamphlets, and outdoor billboards encourage women aged 40 and over to get yearly mammograms -- an extremely important screening test that saves lives.
Hurley Breast Cancer Program
To learn about Hurley's nationally-accredited Breast Cancer Program, click here.