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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In Health, Lifestyle by Sarah Hink

If you take notice of what people are wearing this month, you may notice a lot of people wearing pink shirts or adorned with pink ribbon accessories. This is because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Founded by the American Cancer Society in 1985, this important recognition was designed to promote the use of mammograms to detect breast cancer. In 1993, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation introduced the pink ribbon as its symbol to raise awareness for breast cancer research funding. It is estimated that about 12% of women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. At New Direction Family Law, we proudly recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage the women of North Carolina to get mammograms. If you have health insurance, please contact your doctor and …