Karen Crew Discusses Several Easy Ways You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Karen Crew Palm Beach

January 29, 2021

Karen Crew

 Roughly one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Fortunately, the mortality rate due to breast cancer has declined 39 percent since 1989. However, that doesn’t mean the battle is finished. Karen Crew recently discussed several easy ways you can help support breast cancer awareness.

“One of my favorite ways to show support for the women and men battling breast cancer is to volunteer,” Karen Crew said. “I suggest joining the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer volunteers or visiting the Cancer.org website to find volunteer opportunities near you.”

Karen Crew explained that volunteering saves organizations money because they don’t have the burden of paying employees. This means more money goes toward research, education, treatment, and more. Karen Crew added that if you don’t have the time or ability to volunteer, you can make a donation to the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition,  Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Charities of America, and other reputable breast cancer organizations.

“Many people don’t know that they can support breast cancer awareness and innovative research through shopping certain brands,” Karen Crew said. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation features a ‘shop pink’ section, where you can shop all kinds of items from brands that give a portion of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Charities of America.”

Another way Karen Crew suggests showing support for breast cancer awareness is through starting your own fundraiser. The National Breast Cancer Foundation website makes this easier than it may sound by walking you through the process of starting an individual fundraiser, a business fundraiser, or a student and sports fundraiser. Starting a fundraiser is an easy way to get your friends and family involved in showing their support too.

“There are several easy ways to show your support through social media,” Karen Crew said. “You can update your Facebook profile picture with. Breast Cancer Awareness frame and tag #PinkPose in your photos. It may not seem like much, but the more breast cancer is seen and talked about, the more support breast cancer organizations receive.”

Karen Crew explained that understanding the facts surrounding breast cancer and sharing them with your friends and family is an easy way to spread information and awareness. It’s important to know the symptoms of breast cancer in women and men as well as common statistics, such as how many people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year (roughly 276,480 women and 2,620 men).

Karen Crew recommended visiting Cancer.org, NationalBreastCancer.org, or BCRF.org, to learn more about breast cancer statistics and how you can help.