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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Get Your Pink On!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Maryland chapter.

Forget about fall hues, the only color you should be concerned with throughout the month of October is PINK! And that’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The American Cancer Society estimates that there are about 2.8 million women who live in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. Even crazier, 85 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women who have no family history of the disease, which is why it is so important for us ladies to get ourselves checked. While so much progress has been made in not only breast cancer treatment, but also in research, there is still much more work that remains. That’s why this October, it’s important to spread awareness and embrace the pink.

There are countless ways to get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, especially right here on campus. Here are three really easy things you can do.

1. You can share information on social media.

We are always on our phones, constantly checking online platforms and sharing our lives. Why not spread a little pink love by sharing a link, or even adding a frame on your Facebook profile picture to help raise awareness?

2. Participate in different community.

UMD’s Zeta Tau Alpha holds special events throughout October to increase awareness about early detection, and raise funds for education and research. By participating in their philanthropic events occurring nationwide, you are helping to make a difference.


It’s that simple and cute! Putting in the extra effort to make pink the color for October is a constant reminder to the women and the community that they should be proactive about getting checked out.

So get to it, people! Breast Cancer Awareness should be a major topic of conversation, not just throughout the month of October, but all of the time. Wear your pink and know that you really are making a difference by helping the millions of women and families that are being affected by breast cancer.