How to personally join the fight against breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life?

There's no better time than right now to join the fight against breast cancer, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual campaign aims to increase awareness and funding for this devastating disease that unfortunately affects so many.

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Join in and band together with enormous organizations like The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Some other great organizations to get involved with include Bright Pink, City of Hope, and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. These groups offer a number of ways you can help out, starting today.

Here are a few ideas to start, provided by the NBCF: Donate funds, plan your own fundraiser, become a volunteer, have your company become a sponsor, or even join a virtual "V" race online.

See what these Instagrammers are doing to help the cause and get some inspiration:

These celebrities have publicly battled breast cancer:

More for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Celebrities who have publicly battled breast cancer
Breast cancer warning signs every woman should know
The numbers behind breast cancer in America

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