By Kiara Walker on Oct 2, 2020 4:00:00 PM
You may have noticed something different about our website... We've gone pink for the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!
This month is not just about wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer, it’s a time to honor the countless warriors who have endured such a trying ailment as well as learn what’s been done to fight back against cancer and educate ourselves on how we can lend unconditional support to those who need it most.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. It is a leading cause of cancer death in less developed countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
In the U.S. in 2020, there will be an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women and 2,620 cases diagnosed in men, according to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Even if you may not be directly impacted by the effects of breast cancer, there’s a good chance that you know someone who knows someone going through it and wouldn’t be impartial to a little support so they know they aren’t alone in this fight against cancer. Even a little effort can go a very long way.
A few years ago, Nicole's nephew, Jay, wrote a rant about cancer. At the time, Jay was 11 when his mother Amanda Turofsky, Nicole's sister, was diagnosed with breast cancer. This beautifully written piece just goes to show how cancer affects not only those who have been diagnosed, but also family and friends who are in the fight against cancer together. Jay's rant can be found here.
Amanda was diagnosed with breast cancer back in December 2013. Around the same time, she began painting and found it to be a quite helpful practice as she endured rigorous treatment. "I found that painting was very therapeutic and it became a medicine for my soul. I was able to immerse myself in the color of the paints, and the imaginary characters that I was creating on the canvas, enabling me to reach another world," says Amanda. Now in remission, she thanks Breast Cancer Care for their amazing support and services that they offer.
Though the mention of cancer can be scary and daunting, it’s important to highlight the many successful tales of strong individuals that have beat this illness and have gone on to share their stories and experiences with others, essentially serving as a beacon of hope for the future.
Fisher Technology is proud to be sponsoring a fundraising effort raising money for Breast Cancer Research Foundation with one of our own. Joel Cannon, a streamer on Twitch, is donating all proceeds from his content and donating 100% of them to Breast Cancer Research. We have decided to match all of the donations 1-to-1 for the month of October. Any additional donations are greatly appreciated and can be made directly to the campaign here.
As we dive further into October, we’d like to share upcoming events in our local and national communities, if you’re interested in getting involved with the cause:
We encourage you in joining us to help to fund life changing research and crucial services for those in need. You can donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation below.