No Bra Day: How to create breast cancer awareness

No Bra Day: How to create  breast cancer awareness

October 13 is ‘No Bra Day’, a day marked to create breast cancer awareness.

No Bra Day falls right in the middle of breast cancer awareness month, which is a time for women and men to learn about breast health.

It helps remind people that breast cancer is a potentially fatal disease, but also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

No Bra Day is all about learning to spot early warning signs and get an edge in the fight against cancer.

Here are some of the ways to promote breast cancer awareness according to Forbes:
  • Share stories

Employers can promote a better understanding of the nuances of breast cancer by encouraging employees to share their stories of struggling with and surviving the disease.

Create a breast cancer awareness bulletin board.

Feature survivor stories in your employee newsletter.

Organize a lunch-and-share where employees can share their stories or a lunch and learn with a non-employee breast cancer survivor.

  • Be creative with fundraising

Go beyond nationally organized fundraising drives and host your own walks, raffles, and sporting events are all possibilities.

Encourage collaboration and involvement by offering a 50/50 match.Show support and solidarity in nonfinancial ways as well.

You can collect colorful scarves and hats and donate them to a local chemo center.

  • Make workplace accommodations

Employers can go the extra mile by offering accommodations  that make the challenge of  breast cancer treatment more manageable.

Some are obvious, such as a modified or reduced schedule to allow for treatments and doctor’s appointments.

  • Empower women

Employers can use the platform of the workplace to proactively give women the information they need to take charge of their health.

  • Educate all employees

A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the U.S. It is the most common cancer for women worldwide.

We have come a long way in the effort to eradicate breast cancer. The mortality rate from the disease has fallen 35% since 1990.

That rate continues to drop each year, but not fast enough.

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