Take the Breast Health Challenge!
There are so many simple things we can do to maintain the health of our breasts.
Did you know that approximately 1.7 million women globally were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and over 520,000 women died from this disease? [i] Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries and is the most common cause of cancer death in women. Between 2008-2012, the global incidence of breast cancer increased 20%.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe it is possible to change this by educating women in how to reduce or eliminate specific risk factors.
As members of the MammAlive Foundation, we empower women through breast health education.
We invite your participation in our campaign to educate women globally in ways to reduce their risk of breast cancer and its recurrence so that fewer women and families are affected by this disease.
This campaign is also our Annual Fundraiser. All of the money raised will go towards global education and outreach – allowing us to translate our educational materials into Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Polish, Urdu, Hebrew, Mandarin and Dutch, and to fund education programs internationally in low-income areas. Our fundraising goal for this campaign is $60,000 CDN.
Partner with Us!
It’s easy. There are five things you can do to partner with us. Choose one or all five of the following.
1. Share the tips on social media
We’ll send you or your company/organization one breast health tip a day in the month of October, 2017, and invite you to “share” it with your staff, friends, relatives and contacts on social media along with the hashtag #breasthealthchallenge.
Sign up to receive daily tips in October: Sign Up
2. Practice the tips
Practice each of the daily breast health tips during the month of October – make it more fun by challenging a group of friends, classmates, colleagues, or family members to practice with you. Find a buddy. Create a team and give yourselves a name. Reduce your risk of breast cancer or a recurrence together, and become healthier. Take photos or make instructive or outrageous videos and post on social media with the hashtag #breasthealthchallenge. View our 31 tips.
3. Sponsor a Tip
Sponsor one of our 31 tips for $250 CDN, or 5 for $1000. We will send out the tip in October with “sponsored by … ” and add your logo. Your tip and company brand will reach thousands of women through social media, and you will gain recognition as a supporter of breast health. You will be added as a sponsor to our website until August 1, 2018 and will be featured once in our ezine, with a link to your company. Read our Sponsor Letter.
4. Create a photo or video
Create a photo or short video (1-5 minutes) of you and/or your friends or team practicing one or more of the breast health tips. Tell us about your experience and share it on our MammAlive Foundation Facebook Page as well as Instagram, youtube and your own social media platforms, accompanied by the hashtag #breasthealthchallenge. (No nudity or profanity please.) Let’s keep talking about breast health!
5. Donate funds
Thank you for considering making a donation to our registered non-profit. Your support allows us to continue our efforts to decrease the global burden of breast cancer by educating women in ways to reduce risk. This campaign is our Annual Fundraiser to support international programs. Even $5 will be put to good use. Thank you for being an important member of our team!
the MammAlive Team
[i] International Agency for Research On Cancer. Press Release Dec 12, 2013. http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2013/pdfs/pr223_E.pdf