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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Get Your Pink On!!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign to increase awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for research about its causes, treatments, cures and diagnoses.

Founded in October of 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries in order to promote mammography as the most effective tool against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women.

African American women face the highest risk from breast cancer as well as disproportionate exposure to breast carcinogens. They have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate, which is the highest of any U.S. racial group. Younger African American women are more likely to have triple-negative breast cancer, which is more aggressive and has a higher mortality rate. Here are five organizations that cater to BIPOC and their fight against breast cancer.

BOSS is committed to health and wellness for our program participants, staff, volunteers, Board Members, and the whole community: help us spread breast cancer awareness! This October, participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating to organizations that provide support in the form of advocacy, education & research for breast cancer patients and survivors.


  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 Join Susan G. Komen 2021 Komen National MORE THAN PINK WALK - TOGETHER AS ONE and feel the presence of our ONE community every step of the way. One mission to end breast cancer. Register here.

  • San Francisco Bay Area's Pinkathon is happening on October 22, 2022You can find more information here:

  • Walk It Off Girl | Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Walk In Oakland > Register here


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