October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! This entire month is dedicated to raising awareness on Breast Cancer research and education. It's intention is to educate people about early screening and tests that can help detect breast cancer. It is also the month where maximum funds are raised by different organizations to further the Breast Cancer Research objective. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as it is called in the USA, was first founded in October 1985; the reason why October was chosen!
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women and some men (it is rare among men, but it is there!) and is the 5th main cause of cancer deaths! Breast Cancer awareness started as a movement in the late 80's and strengthened in the early 90's with the 'pink ribbon'.
This year the Breast Cancer Awareness coins were released. This post gives an overview of these coins and a background of Breast Cancer Awareness.