Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

mksOctober hails the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and amidst the backdrop of pink ribbons, charity walks and fundraisers, millions of dollars are raised each year to benefit breast cancer research and patient care.

According to the American Cancer Society, regardless of race or ethnicity, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and while incidence rates have decreased steadily over the past several decades, educating others on prevention and supporting those in their fight against the disease is what this month is all about.

We here at FSAstore.com are committed to the fight against breast cancer, and if you make a purchase during the month of October using the promo code, "PINK," we will donate 5 percent of your purchase to Relay for Life.

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If you want to do more than just donate this October, there are countless ways to put your best foot forward during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are a few ways to get started.

  1. Volunteer at a breast cancer walk

Participating in a breast cancer walk is a wonderful way to soak in the beautiful October weather, meet new people and raise money for a great cause. If for any reason you can't participate, you can still play a vital role by handing out water bottles to participants, registering attendees and recruiting friends and family to walk or pledge their support.

  1. Become a social media advocate!

It's called Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a reason, and social media makes it easier than ever to help others connect to a specific cause. Make an effort to educate others about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings, share the locations and times of breast cancer walks and fundraisers, or simply post a relevant statistic illustrating the scope of the breast cancer epidemic. Your advocacy may just convince others to take up the cause as well.

  1. Appeal for local support

Many businesses are eager to become Breast Cancer Awareness Month advocates, but some may not know how to get started. Appeal to companies in your area to donate to breast cancer charities or see if they will provide goods/services to those undergoing breast cancer treatment. You have no idea how big of an impact you can make until you try!

  1. Volunteer your time

If you know an individual or family facing the stress of a breast cancer diagnosis, any gesture of generosity will be felt in more ways than you can imagine. Perhaps it's a ride to a doctor's appointment, or an extra night's meal you provided to a family who are desperate for one less thing to worry about in their busy lives. Anything you can do to ease the burden on these families is the kind of tangible support that really makes a difference.

Visit FSAstore.com throughout the month of October to check out our huge selection of FSA eligible products! Every purchase will benefit Relay for Life in their mission to realize a world without cancer.

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