CollabraSpace Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2013

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CollabraSpace “goes pink” for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As one of the most common cancers found in women, breast cancer is also the 2nd leading cause of death in women. With so many women (and men) affected by this cancer, raising awareness and doing what you can to raise funds to help those who are fighting breast cancer is paramount.

Raising awareness

In 2013, it is estimated by the American Cancer Society that there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 64,640 cases of non-invasive breast cancer and 39,620 cases where women will die from the cancer¹. Though those numbers may be daunting, the increased rate of mammography screenings in the past 30 years has allowed for early detection of breast cancer, boosting the survival rate of many women. In fact, if diagnosed within the first two stages of breast cancer, the 5-year survival rate is about 85%². With more awareness, research and funds being dedicated to finding a cure, survival rates at all stages of the cancer should continue to increase.

Raising Funds

There are many ways to raise funds to help find a cure, with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure being among the most well-known. CollabraSpace recently supported a member of our CollabraSpace team, Vaniece Hickman-Robinson and her son, in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 11th in Washington, D.C. The Race for the Cure raises funds for research grants for the fight against breast cancer and holds a series of 5K runs/walks around the world.

Breast cancer has touched the lives of many of our team members at CollabraSpace and we will continue to support them in raising awareness and funds for this important cause and hope that you will find ways to support the cause too.

We’re proud to Go Pink and show our support to our CollabraSpace team and to everyone who is fighting, fought and survived breast cancer!

 

 


 

¹ http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

² http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/prognosis

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