5 Ways You Can Make A Difference During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to Susan G. Komen, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and more than 200,000 women and men throughout the country will be diagnosed this year alone. Luckily, organizations like Susan G. Komen and National Breast Cancer Foundation are doing their part to provide help and inspire hope for those affected through early detection, education, and support services. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the following are five ways you can make a difference this October.

Host An Event: Sponsoring a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation is a great way to support breast cancer research, treatment, and education. Whether you’re celebrating a big day or just want to get some friends together for wine and a good cause, you can register your event and be a catalyst for hope.

Donate And Depart: During October, contribute to Miles For The Cure, and American Airlines will give AAdvantage members 20 miles for every dollar donated, which means you can take that big trip you’ve been dreaming about and join the fight to find a cure.  

Race For The Cure: The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series is the largest breast cancer education and fundraising event in the world. This year, Komen will host more than 150 races across four continents—so whether you’re in Los Angeles or The Bahamas, you can step out and step up for a great cause.

Shop For A Cause: Some of our favorite brands are offering limited edition products this month with a portion of proceeds going to support breast cancer awareness and research. InStyle put together a list of 19 stylish products—from hot pink New Balance kicks to a blush-colored Cuisinart ice cream maker—with at least 20 percent of the proceeds going to support the cause.   

Donate A Mammogram: The average cost of a mammogram is $100, and many women who don’t have access to health insurance are unable to afford one. For every $100 you donate to National Breast Cancer Foundation you can help a woman get the test she needs to detect breast cancer early.