Monday, Oct. 26, the Central Focus is sponsoring a hat day to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society‘s most recent estimates for breast cancer for 2009 in the United States, there are 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 subsequent deaths. The probability of a woman having invasive breast cancer at some point in her life is a little less than 1 in 8 and the chance of dying from it is about 1 in 35. Today, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

This month’s issue of the paper focuses on the impact breast cancer has on its victims and their families as well as community and school movements to raise money to find cures and better treatments while also spreading awareness.

In spirit of the issue, the Central Focus wishes not only to report on these people and events but do its part as well. Monday’s hat day aims to further spread awareness and collect money to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Please help us make October pink. For more Pinktober, visit pinktober.org.




Hat Day

Bring $1 and wear a hat for the day.

Money raised benefits the American Cancer Society.

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