What is Go Pink?
This annual health campaign helps to increase awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as for research into its cause—and a cure. Northwell partners with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and empower women with knowledge on the prevention, recognition and treatment of breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to join us for community events such as health screenings and fairs, educational lectures and yoga classes. And don't forget to show your support for women and breast cancer by wearing your favorite pink pieces all month!
Join Northwell Health on Friday, October 18, for National Mammography Day and wear your pink with pride!
women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year.
is the age women at average risk should begin annual mammograms, according to Northwell Health Cancer Institute breast experts.
of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary.
Northwell Health is also sponsoring , a monthlong initiative that will encourage businesses on Main Street from East Islip through Babylon to light and decorate their storefronts pink as well as offer customers educational literature about breast cancer prevention and detection. For more information, please call Community Relations at (631) 396-6700.
In addition, Northwell Health is involved in two American Cancer Society initiatives: the Making Strides walks and Real Men Wear Pink.
Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. By uniting our communities and raising money, we can help the American Cancer Society fund breakthrough breast cancer research, provide free information and support, and help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it may be more treatable. Join a Northwell Health team today.
Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction. It's one important way we're attacking cancer from every angle. A nunmber of Northwell Health senior leaders will be participating in Real Men Wear Pink throughout October to help further emphasize breast cancer awareness.