Project Pink raises money for breast cancer charities with Bras for TaTas October 15, 2016. Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness at our “PINK PARTY” on Friday, October 14 starting at 8pm. Simply come out on Flagler Avenue, eat, drink and be merry in your finest pink! Then come back Saturday for the big day with a Chili Cook-Off from Noon to 5pm with a portion of the proceeds going to breast cancer charities. We also have a Craft Beer Walk going on at the same time (after all what goes better with Chili than beer?) Stop by the Shoppes at Seaside Station and see the Bras on display all designed and donated by local residents and businesses. You help us raise money and awareness by voting for your favorite bra or purchasing on one.
DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING FACTS?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
**About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
**About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
**About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.