How You Can Help Fight The Good Fight Against Breast Cancer
You might be thinking that unless you're a doctor in the practice of oncology or a medical scientist, there isn't much you can really do to combat the dangers of breast cancer. However, you'd be surprised at the amount the average person can do to make a worthwhile contribution to the fight against a disease that has claimed so many lives.
The simplest action you can take is to make a donation to any of the various medical and nonprofit organizations dedicated to research for a cure for breast cancer, and cancer in general. Groups such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Susan G. Komen foundation are just a few of these who allocate the funds they receive towards research and development of more effective cancer treatments.
The amount of money you give to such groups is immaterial. If you can make a sizable donation, all the better, but truthfully, this situation is one where the (somewhat cliched) phrase "every little bit helps" is genuinely applicable.
Perhaps one of the best things you can do, though, is to contribute to efforts raising awareness of the disease. These can be found, on a fairly consistent basis, in the community you live. Events such as the ACS' Relay for Life and similar occasions are a perfect opportunity to take a meaningful part in this cause.
With monetary donations, what you can do is limited to the money you can afford to give away at a particular moment. By raising awareness, however, you may be able to help out in a more significant fashion, since you have the weight of a nationally-recognized organization behind you.
For example, you can help solicit financial sponsorship from local businesses, that are often happy to contribute money in return for a boost to their advertising and public relations. By doing so, your support for this cause become more substantive than the amount of spare money in your wallet.
Do you know anyone close to you who has breast cancer/