vineyard vines Announces Continued Partnership with Bright Pink in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

vineyard vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, is continuing their partnership with Bright Pink, the only non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The limited-edition collection includes styles for the whole family and accessories bearing the brand’s whale logo paired with the breast cancer awareness Pink Ribbon. In the continued effort to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, from September 23 to October 31, 2019, vineyard vines will donate 20% of all sales from the product collection to Bright Pink. The assortment will be made available for purchase at vineyardvines.com and select vineyard vines stores.

Marking the third year of this partnership, this special collection raises much needed awareness around breast and ovarian cancer, while honoring loved ones who have been lost or are presently fighting. Priced from $32.50-$95.00, the assortment includes some of the brand’s best-selling tee silhouettes for men, women and kids, as well as a silk tie detailed with the brand’s smiling pink whale logo paired with the iconic Pink Ribbon.

Big & Tall 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Long-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt, $48

Continuing our partnership with Bright Pink is an important, personal mission, as we lost our mom to cancer and experienced first-hand the effects this horrible disease has on loved ones,” said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founders adds, “We are grateful that we can continue to work with Bright Pink whose mission is to empower and educate women to know their risks and manage their health proactively.

Bright Pink is so proud to team up with Vineyard Vines for a third year this fall to spread our message of Breast & Ovarian Cancer prevention to customers nationwide. Through the generosity of vineyard vine’s commitment to our mission we will have the power to educate and equip thousands of women on their breast and ovarian cancer risk, and together we will create a more beautiful and brighter future,” said Katie Thiede, CEO Bright Pink

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Bright Pink is a national nonprofit focused on the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink’s innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.5 million women to be their own best health advocates.

In conjunction with the special collection, the vineyard vines website will enable consumers to proactively take their health into their own hands through Bright Pink’s “AssessYourRisk.org” self-evaluation. Additionally, starting this month, vineyard vines and Ocean Spray will partner to support Bright Pink by uniting to further empower women to take charge of their health.

A company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at over ninety freestanding stores.

Talbots Second ‘The Art of the Scarf’ Collection Honors National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Talbots partners with six internationally renowned female artists to design a limited-edition silk scarf collection with proceeds benefiting their new partner, Susan G. Komen®

Retailing $79.50, 20% of the net proceeds (at least $12) from each scarf benefits Komen’s Breast Care Helpline, with a guaranteed maximum donation of $50,000.

Talbots has created its second “The Art of the Scarf” Collection with six internationally renowned female artists who each designed a limited-edition one-of-a-kind silk scarf that tells a story. Full of colorful metaphors and meaning, the scarves evoke emotion with vibrant symbols of hope, resilience, strength and courage. This collection also celebrates Talbots first partnership with the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen®, in the fight against breast cancer. The collection was designed by each artist using the silk scarf as a canvas to honor those who have been affected by breast cancer and will be available from Sept. 23, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019.

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The female artists selected includes:

Lulu DK (Los Angeles, CA) – “Feminine but strong, like all the women I love and admire, particularly my mom who passed from breast cancer six years ago. I love painting flowers because they represent Mother Nature’s greatest gift – color and natural beauty; both symbols of how I remember my mother.”

Libby VanderPloeg (Grand Rapids, MI) – “I’ve seen in my own circle of family and friends that when women work together, support each other, and essentially lift each other up, we all climb to greater heights. This artwork is a celebration of the power of sisterhood in overcoming challenges and achieving our goals.”

Gladys Perint Palmer (San Francisco, CA) – “My inspiration was diverse, strong women who have emerged recently though they have been around for centuries. I think about the best-dressed socialite and writer Pauline de Rothschild who remarked, ‘wit is on the head where it belonged.’ Let us celebrate strong, witty women and over-the-top hats.”

Martha Napier (Chicago, IL) – “My mom is a breast cancer survivor. What I think is so interesting about her journey is she says that the year she underwent treatment was not her worst year by a ‘long shot.’ She credits this to the fact that her friends surrounded her with love, cards, visits, trips to treatment, etc. She says these same friendships have lasted 20 years and are ‘ever strong.’ For my design, you will see a collection of joyous, colorful, strong women. No matter if they look like the illustrations or not, somehow women from all walks of life seem to identify with my strong, colorful fashion girls.”

Nadia Flower (New Zealand) – “My inspiration comes from nature. My design represents the idea of growth, strength and beauty through the intertwining of natural elements. I wanted to represent the diversity of women through different foliage, feathers and colors.”

Carolina Melis (Cagliari, Italy) – “My design represents strength and courage. Just like the Lotus flowers rise out of mud, we need to be strong to persevere and overcome the difficulties in life.”

“The Art of the Scarf” Collection will be available at http://www.Talbots.com and in Talbots stores nationwide and in Canada.

In the spirit of women helping women, Talbots will donate 20% of the net proceeds (at least $12) to Komen from each “The Art of the Scarf” Collection item sold from Sept. 23, 2019, to Oct. 31, 2019, in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline.

Talbots is deeply committed to making a difference in the fight to end breast cancer. We are thrilled to join forces with our new partner, Susan G. Komen, for our Art of the Scarf collection that celebrates strength and resilience. Six renowned, female artists have created vibrant, emotional works of art that can be worn, collected or gifted. We are confident that our scarf collection will resonate with all women, while also knowing that their purchase will make a difference to those affected by breast cancer,” said Deborah Cavanagh, SVP, Marketing and CMO of Talbots

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide and advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.

We are so honored to be part of this collection with Talbots, as these beautifully designed scarves are meaningful to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. As Komen continues to fight for a world without breast cancer, we look forward to the beginning of a long, impactful relationship with Talbots,” said Christina Alford, Senior Vice President of Development at Susan G. Komen®.

Talbots is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline. The helpline is staffed by a team of caring and compassionate specialists and oncology social workers who provide education, psychosocial support and information about needed resources in local communities to nearly 15,000 people a year. People can call the helpline at (1-877-GO KOMEN) (1-877-465-6636) to speak to someone in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or they can email helpline@komen.org.

The Art of the Scarf” Collection will be available at www.Talbots.com and in Talbots stores nationwide and in Canada.

Hard Rock International Marks 20 Years Of Support For Breast Cancer Awareness And Research Through Annual PINKTOBER® Campaign

2019 Campaign Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research Through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®

Hard Rock International continues its support for PINKTOBER® as the brand celebrates two decades of its annual PINKTOBER campaign, supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Throughout the month of October, Hard Rock® Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and Rock Shops® will be participating in the campaign through fundraising efforts supporting the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®, the charitable arm of Hard Rock, with proceeds benefiting national and local breast cancer charities. This year’s program has plenty of pink to go around with a limited-time pink cocktail, an exclusive merchandise collection and events around the globe that will benefit local breast cancer charities, from community driven local activations, to hands-on property activities.

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For 20 years, Hard Rock International has been a proud supporter of breast cancer awareness and research efforts around the globe, raising over $7 million through our annual programming,” said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International. “The work our Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and Rock Shops do on a global and local level to support this cause and spread a message of strength, hope and awareness is important to our brand, philanthropic partners around the world and the family and friends affected by this disease.”

Sleep in Pink

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos are going pink across the globe as the brand continues its worldwide support of PINKTOBER®, with one-of-a-kind branded events and activations across the brand’s International hotel and casino portfolio. From community driven local events to immersive on-property activations – here’s a glimpse at Hard Rock International’s PINKTOBER® programming: Visit Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast and jam out with a custom pink Fender® Player Series Stratocaster when you stay in their pink suite with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Support Group (Johor Bahru). Both Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and Tampa will be sponsoring their local American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi has a team in their local walk. Visit here to donate to your local team. Please visit https://www.hardrockhotels.com/search and contact your local hotel to join their cause.

Pink is the Color for Fall

Hard Rock’s Rock Shop® locations and the brand’s online retail site will help guests show their pink pride with exclusive PINKTOBER merchandise including limited-edition pins, t-shirts, bracelets, keychains, hats and more. The exclusive items will display “BRAVE” written on the front with a pink ribbon accompanied by the Hard Rock PINKTOBER logo. Proceeds from the PINKTOBER collection will be donated to the Hard Rock Heals Foundation in support of breast cancer awareness causes around the globe. Those looking to shop PINKTOBER merchandise can visit the Rock Shop at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations or the online Rock Shop at https://shop.hardrock.com.

Participate in PINKTOBER

Guests wanting to show their support and participate in the pink party can visit Cafes around the globe and take part in fundraising activations benefiting local breast cancer charities from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29, 2019. Events include live music performances, craft nights and other fundraisers. To find out what your local Cafe has planned to support their local charity partners, visit http://www.hardrockcafe.com/locations.aspx.

The Flavors of Pink

Participating Hard Rock Cafe® locations will feature a limited-time cocktail called “Drink Pink Punch” to generate awareness for breast cancer. The delicious Drink Pink Punch cocktail includes Beefeater Pink Gin, the tropical flavors of guava, banana, pineapple and strawberries finished with a house-made guava foam and rainbow candies.

Those looking to dine at Hard Rock Cafe can find their local Cafe and make a reservation by visiting www.hardrockcafe.com/locations.aspx. To purchase Hard Rock Cafe merchandise, visit the online Rock Shop at https://shop.hardrock.com. For additional information on the Hard Rock Cafe brand, visit www.hardrockcafe.com/.

The Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International and exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music and have developed partnerships with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.

With venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, the company was honored as one of Forbes Magazine‘s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

Macy’s Supports Breast Cancer Research This October With ‘We All Thrive’ Campaign

Join Macy’s by donating change to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and shopping limited-time product that gives back at macys.com/pinkshop

Macy’s, a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is inspiring customers to shop pink this October with its We All Thrive campaign. The program celebrates breast cancer thrivers and empowers customers to support the fight against breast cancer by purchasing their favorite pink products on macys.com at The Pink Shop, or participating in a month-long round up campaign in store.

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Shop The Pink Shop in-store and online at Macy’s this October to support breast cancer Thrivers. Ideology Fight Like A Girl T-shirt, $29.50 (Photo: Business Wire)

Starting today, Macy’s customers can visit The Pink Shop, an online store featuring charitable pink fashion, home and beauty products, available at macys.com/pinkshop. The Pink Shop offers everything from an Estee Lauder bright pink lipstick set and a Movado pink gold tone watch to Peter Thomas Roth rose quartz earrings or a comfy Ralph Lauren graphic sweatshirt. Other brands include Samsonite, Wacoal, Clinique, Bali, Coach, Guess, Alex Woo, Origins and IT Cosmetics. Everyone from Grandma and Grandpa to the little ones in the family can rock their pink style all month long and show thrivers their love.

Shop The Pink Shop in-store and online at Macy’s this October to support breast cancer Thrivers. Ideology Warrior Sherpa Hoodie, $59.50 (Photo: Business Wire)

Now through October, customers can shop Ideology’s special collection of Breast Cancer Awareness Month athleisure styles created for Macy’s. Each piece is complete with inspirational messaging and imagery with the pink ribbon and phrases like “Fight Like A Girl” and “Warrior.” What’s more, with the purchase of an Ideology Breast Cancer Collection item, Macy’s will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to BCRF.

Customer Round-Up Breast Cancer Research Foundation

For the first time, from October 1 to October 31, Macy’s invites customers to participate in the We All Thrive campaign by rounding up in-store purchases to the nearest dollar, up to $0.99 and donating the change to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Customers can check out in-store visuals plus macys.com/macysgives to read powerful stories of breast cancer thrivers and learn more about BCRF.

Since 2003, Macy’s has funded more than $12.4 million of critical breast cancer research through BCRF, supporting 49 research projects, translating to 249,187 lab hours.

QVC and FFANY Welcome 12 New Footwear Brands for Annual Charitable Shoe Sale

QVC Takes A Stylish Stand Against Breast Cancer

Help make cancer a part of the past with QVC’s annual shoe shopping bash. Leading multiplatform retailer QVC is set to join forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to help conquer cancer with its annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast event, scheduled to air Thursday, October 12 from 6 to 9 PM (ET). As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

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As part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has generated more than $53 million, benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions.

Each October, the entire QVC community looks forward to uniting with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York as we continue our crusade against breast cancer,” said Mike George, President, and CEO of QVC. “This event is truly a shining moment for us as we leverage the power of relationships to address an issue of paramount concern not only to our customers but to our team members and surrounding communities as well. I am incredibly proud of the impact we have made in the field of breast cancer research and education, and I look forward to building upon that momentum and bringing us one step closer to eradicating this deadly disease once and for all.”

During the event, shoe aficionados will be offered a chic selection of approximately 140 donated shoe styles from more than 80 brands, including 12 newcomers like Imagine by Vince Camuto, Marc Fisher LTD, Eric Javits and 1.State, among others. All shoes will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with a minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price** benefitting various breast cancer research and education institutions, including:

  • Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

The success of this event is contingent upon the generous donations of so many brands. This year, four footwear companies have been designated as Special Pink Benefactors for contributing more than $500,000 in shoe donations each. Nine West Holdings, Inc., which boasts such brands as Anne Klein, Bandolino and Nine West; Caleres, offering items from Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Dr. Scholl’s Footwear, Fergie Footwear, Franco Sarto, Lifestride, Naturalizer, Rykä, Sam Edelman and Via Spiga; Camuto Group, whose donation includes styles from 1. State, ED Ellen DeGeneres, Imagine by Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand and Vince Camuto; and Marc Fisher Footwear, with styles from Guess, Indigo Rd., Kendall and Kylie, Marc Fisher, Marc Fisher LTD, Tommy Hilfiger and Tretorn.

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QVC, Inc. is the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products.

This year, QVC and the Special Pink Benefactors are encouraging shoppers to share photos explaining why and for whom they are shopping. Select photos will be featured on-air during the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast. QVC is also collaborating with influencers who will post “shoefies” of their favorite styles from this year’s event using #shoes4acure and encourage their followers to do the same.

In addition to the broadcast event, shoe lovers can shop the Shoe of the Day, a special style unveiled each weekday between 7 and 9 AM (ET) on QVC during the month of October. Additional styles can be found in the online collection offered on QVC.com. Shoes will be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.

The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation was created to support ongoing research and education programs in the fight against breast cancer and is supported by members of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY). Donated footwear is sold on live television through QVC during the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation‘s annual charity benefit, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” Funds are distributed to leading breast cancer research and education institutions across the United States, including beneficiaries for the 2017 event. The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation makes its home at 274 Madison Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10016, www.FFANY.org.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based on supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at this price.

**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

Alba Botanica® Brand Partners With The Pink Agenda And FAB-U-WISH During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Highlighting Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH Initiative, Alba Botanica® Brand Will Show Support For A Great Cause

The Alba Botanica® brand is proud to announce its partnership with The Pink Agenda, a non-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and Giuliana Rancic‘s FAB-U-WISH program, an initiative that grants wishes to those suffering from breast cancer. Since 2014, Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH and The Pink Agenda has granted the most fabulous wishes to women undergoing treatment for this devastating disease.alba-botanica.jpg

The Pink Agenda believes that engaging today’s generation can go a long way toward finding tomorrow’s cure for breast cancer. That’s why The Pink Agenda, together with its partner the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is working with the next generation of leaders to find and fund programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer and conducting the groundbreaking research necessary to improve their odds. The Pink Agenda, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2007, has contributed $2 million to breast cancer research.

Alba Botanica®, as a brand was started with the mission to Do Beautiful. Last year, they launched the Do Good – Do Beautiful campaign, which highlights women who are doing good and beautiful things in their lives and the world. Supporting The Pink Agenda and Giuliana Rancic, who was already a fan of the brand, is the perfect partnership to continue the brand’s messaging of empowering and inspiring women in the world.

As a brand that promotes creating positive change in the world, the Alba Botanica® brand is thrilled to be working alongside Giuliana and The Pink Agenda to both spread awareness and raise research funds in support of finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Julie Marchant-Houle, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Personal Care products at The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Said Rancic, “By partnering with FAB-U-WISH and The Pink Agenda, Alba Botanica® brand is helping women currently facing breast cancer feel special – and feel better – during their most difficult times. We’re proud to be working alongside Alba Botanica® to support our ultimate wish of finding a cure.

The Pink Agenda is honored to have Alba Botanica® join in our fight to make breast cancer history,” said Lucretia Gilbert, Executive Director of The Pink Agenda. “Our partners are critical in helping raise awareness of the disease and funding the groundbreaking research necessary to save lives.”

Alba Botanica® products contain 100% vegetarian ingredients and are made with vitamins, plant emollients and therapeutic botanicals for optimum beauty benefits. The Alba Botanica® brand range includes: Hawaiian skin care, hair care and spa treatments; Even Advanced™ skin care; ACNEdote™ acne skin care treatments; Very Emollient™ body lotions, bath and shower gels, cream shaves and foam shaves; Good & Clean™ facial cleansers; Fast Fix beauty treatments; a full range of suncare products and deodorant sticks.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Thanks to earlier detection –through screening and increased awareness— and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time.

However, there’s much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Only lung cancer kills more women each year. And there remains a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having 42 percent higher death rates compared to whites. The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 37 (about 2.7 percent).

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The Facts:

The American Cancer Society‘s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,410 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,610 women will die from breast cancer.
  • While black and white women get breast cancer at roughly the same rate, black women are more likely to die from it.

At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)

Risk factors:

  • Limited but accumulating research indicates that smoking may slightly increase breast cancer risk, particularly long-term, heavy smoking and among women who start smoking before their first pregnancy.
  • Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Risk is about 1.5 times higher in overweight women and about 2 times higher in obese women than in lean women.
  • Growing evidence suggests that women who get regular physical activity have a 10%-25% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who are inactive, with stronger evidence for postmenopausal than premenopausal women.
  • Numerous studies have confirmed that alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer in women by about 7%-10% for each one drink of alcohol consumed per day on average. Women who have 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer compared to non-drinkers.

What You Can Do to Help

From investing in research, providing free rides to treatment, giving insurance advice and providing a free place to stay during chemotherapy, the American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle. If you or someone you love is concerned about developing breast cancer, have been recently diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society can help you find the answers you need.

Get Involved and help save lives from breast cancer: Fundraise and participate in one of more than 250 Making Strides events or participate virtually at makingstrideswalk.org.

Take action with The American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and help make fighting breast cancer a national priority at acscan.org/makingstrides