Did you know that every year in New Zealand over 2700 women (and around 20 men) are diagnosed with breast cancer, that’s seven a day? Did you know around 650 women will die every year from breast cancer? In fact, breast cancer makes up 16% of all female cancers world widely.
Until we find a cure for breast cancer, all women need to be proactive, and make breast awareness part of their life. But how? As suggested by the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF), this can be done by following three steps:
The NZBCF is taking action this October including street appeal, getting dressed up at workplaces and online fund raising… And so is USANA!
- Having a regular screening mammogram every year for women aged between 40 to 49; every two years for women from the age of 50 onwards, to make sure you are ‘clear’
- Know your breasts including regular checks on the look and feel, and
- See your family doctor without delay if there’s slightest noticeable changes or concern
USANA Associate from Auckland Salina Chau, recently shaved her head, not only to raise money, but also in honour of a friend who lost her battle with breast cancer two days after her 39th birthday in 2008. The support from her doesn’t just stop there – Salina has also set up a fundraising website and will do everything she can to spread the word and make a difference for all breast cancer sufferers.
“One person can make a difference and every person should…”
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If you are with us, share this information with your friends and family, and together, we can make a big difference!
Stats and picture from http://www.nzbcf.org.nz
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