Everyone who knows me understands that pink isn’t a color I wear when it comes to football.Â My teams colors are black and gold – yet that doesn’t mean I don’t support the hints of pink seen in every game played yesterday.Â I tip my hat to the NFL again for making sure that everyone knows they should get an annual breast cancer screening.Â I had my own mammogram 2 weeks ago (I know, TMI!).
While I jest about wearing pink, the facts about breast cancer tell a story that’s not funny at all:
- About 1 in 8 women in the United States (between 12 andÂ 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancerÂ are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
It’s important that women continue to get their annual screening and that we continue to look for a cure for all kinds of cancer – not just breast cancer.Â To support cancer research, you can donate here.Â Men, children and women are susceptible to a variety of cancers – we need to find a cure for each of them.