5 Meaningful Ways You Can Be Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is a disease that touches a vast number of women and their families and friends each year. This month is all about creating support through awareness and action. There are small personal gestures that you can make, alongside formalized participation in activities.


It’s crucial to get the word out, as this cause hits close to home. As recently as 2013, the American Cancer Society released data showing that Vernon had the highest rate of breast cancer per capita in the country.

Given that Breast Cancer is typically more easily treated when it is detected early, awareness is a crucial part of prevention. Whatever your level of involvement, every little bit counts. If you are wondering how you can get involved, here are some ideas.

1. Wear a Pink Ribbon

pink-ribbonMake your support of Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers evident by wearing a pink ribbon for the month of October.

This small but highly visible gesture gives others the message to pay attention to the cause without saying a word. It’s an effective conversation starting point as well.

2. Walk/Run to Show Your Support

No matter where you live or your level of fitness, there is a host of local runs and walks on the go this month. This is a great chance to be active, to fundraise and to show your support with crowds of others.

These events are both a chance to raise awareness as well as a celebration of survival. If your schedule doesn’t permit, you can always run your own race and direct your own fundraising towards the cause.

3. Donate What You Can

If you don’t have time to participate, you can still make a difference by opening up your checkbook. Every little bit counts when you are on the hunt for a cure.

4. Host a Fundraiser

wear-pink-to-support-cancer_720Have a “sister” party where you gather friends, families, and colleagues and focus on some of the key messages around Breast Cancer Awareness.

Also, let guests know that you will be collecting donations for your local Breast Cancer chapter.

5. Walk the Talk

Don’t just try to raise awareness for others; heed the message that this month is meant to deliver. If you don’t already, commit to monthly self-exams (or convince the women in your life to do the same). Schedule a mammogram in the near future.

As your community water heater specialists, we are committed to you and your family in every way. We generally care about our clients and about the community in which we work and live. That’s why we urge you to join the movement and engage in the conversations around Breast Cancer this month.

For help with your water heater needs in Vernon, we’re standing by as well. Call Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342.