2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Impact Day

October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019 is our sisterhood's Breast Cancer Awareness Impact Day.

Research data shows that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American women. If you are a woman at average risk, there is a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer. Fortunately, breast cancer death rates have dropped 39% from 1989 to 2015. Doctors believe this decrease in deaths has been the result of three primary actions:

  • detecting breast cancer earlier through screening,
  • increased awareness, and
  • better treatment options.

We are now in our second year of "Exemplifying Excellence," and I encourage you to make a personal commitment, today, to excel at raising awareness about breast cancer and early detection.

Today, encourage someone to get a mammogram. Mammograms save lives!

If you have been impacted by breast cancer, share your story and empower another sister. Share your courage!

Poet and activist Soror Maya Angelou said, "Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means that we face our fears."

Today, join our sisters as we commit to raising awareness; commit to early detection; and commit to courage!