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when is breast cancer awareness month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** National Breast Cancer Awareness Month **

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*Breast Cancer Awareness Month* (*BCAM*), also referred to in America as
*National Breast Cancer Awareness Month* (*NBCAM*), is an annual
international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities
every *October* to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for
research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The
campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast


· 1 History
· 2 Activities and events

· 2.1 The National Race for the Cure
· 2.2 Breast Cancer Today
· 2.3 Susan G. Komen 3 Day 'For the Cure'

· 3 Male breast cancer
· 4 Criticisms
· 5 See also
· 6 References
· 7 External links


White House decorated pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness
Month in October 2008

NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer
Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries
(now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast cancer drugs).
The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the
most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.^[1]

In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée
Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and
established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first
time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer.^[2] In the fall of
1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to
participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors.^[3]

*Activities and events[edit]*

Tokyo Tower lit up in pink on October 1


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