It’s October and that means it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, we at Cookies by Design decided to #standuptocancer and have partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®, whose mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
Within the Cookies by Design family, many of us have been affected by breast cancer personally or through a loved one and we wanted to find a way to help. This month 15% of the proceeds from the sale of our Hope, Faith, Love, Awareness product line will be donated to Helping Women Now®
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. According to the NBCF website, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.
One of the programs that the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc® offers is the National Mammography Program which partners with medical facilities across the country to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to under served women. Other programs that NBCF provides are educational resources for those affected by breast cancer, breast health education, the patient navigator program as well as breast cancer research.
By sending someone special a delicious gift of breast cancer awareness cookies, you will also be helping other women at every step of their journey.
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