October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

About 1 in 8 women in the world sadly are diagnosed with breast cancer but around 3.3 million women have beat it. Here at McDowell middle school we are honoring all of the people who have or had breast cancer. On Friday all of the students and staff are invited to dress in pink to show support.  Also we are putting pink ribbons on all of the lockers

 

    Here are some facts about breast cancer

 

  •  Most breast cancers are found in women age 55 and older
  • Males can also get breast cancer but it is a lot less common
  •  The first known use of a pink ribbon in connection with breast cancer awareness was in the fall of 1991
  • Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women

Breast Cancer is more common than you expected. You never know                       maybe you could find a cure

Stay pink

Find out more at      https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org

By Olivia Bright

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