How to personally join the fight against breast cancer

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:

Meet the inspirational women behind the campaign. Show your support and #showyourstrap

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Toronto, Canada - September, 17 2015 - Actress Cynthia Nixon (best known for Sex and the City) was in Toronto promoting her indie film JAMES WHITE. TIFF15, Toronto International Film Festival September 17, 2015 (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Sheryl Crowe arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo credit ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Christina Applegate arrives at Dizzy Feet Foundation's 5th Annual Celebration Of Dance Gala held at Club Nokia on August 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Actress Maura Tierney of Showtime's 'The Affair' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at the 2015 Summer TCA's at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
US actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie stands during a visit to a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few kilometres (miles) from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province, on January 25, 2015. Run by authorities from the three-province autonomous Kurdish region of north Iraq with the help of the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, Khanke aims to house 18,000 people, said the agency's Liena Veide. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13 NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Portrait Studio, August 2015 -- Pictured: TV personality Giuliana Rancic from 'Fashion Police' poses for a portrait at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton on August 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA - JULY 05: Nancy Reagan attends The Grand Opening of D23 Presents Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives on July 5, 2012 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 24: Reporter Linda Ellerbee speaks during the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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