Campaigns celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here, and GNHS wants their students to be aware of certain ways students can make a difference. To make a difference, students can start with very simple tasks such as joining walks or 5Ks. Spreading awareness for breast cancer is important because it reduces the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatments. The pink ribbon, which signifies breast cancer, was founded in 1991 when Nancy G. Brinker made a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do what she could to end breast cancer. In 1990, the first breast cancer awareness organization was created and pink was their designated color. Before Susan G. Komen died at age 36 from breast cancer, she chose pink as the color that would represent breast cancer awareness. There are always opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in the community. October is not the only month people can bring awareness. There are year round opportunities. If people go to the website ‘Susan G. Komen Chicago,’ one can find all the opportunities that are available in any location. Donating, walks, runs, going to fairs, and general knowledge and understanding of breast cancer are just small easy things that everybody can do to make a difference in their communities.