October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves as an annual reminder for women to make their health a priority and raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer. Currently, there is an apparent gender gap in health research and funding when it comes to health issues that disproportionately impact women, like breast cancer.
This is why, Grande Gives back, our philanthropic extension of Grande Cosmetics has partnered with the Katz Institute for Women’s Health to help provide women with accurate information from health care professionals.
As part of our partnership with the Katz Institute for Women's Health for the full month of October, we are giving you 15% off our Most Loved Nudes set and donating 15% to the Katz Institute to help fund meaningful women’s programs, clinical programs, and leading-edge research focused on women’s health. Use CODE BCA15 to redeem the offer!
This month, we encourage you to empower yourself with knowledge on the prevention, identification, and treatment of breast cancer.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
According to the American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis for women in the US, but there are ways to help reduce your risk of developing the disease. Participating in certain lifestyle choices can be associated with a lower risk of breast cancer like breastfeeding, physical activity, reducing alcohol use, and staying at a healthy weight.
40 is the age women at average risk should begin annual mammograms.
According to Northwell Health Cancer Institute Breast Experts
Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early and can detect the cancer before physical symptoms can be seen. Detecting breast cancer early can lead to a better chance for a successful treatment. Having an annual mammogram is vital to monitoring your body and making sure you are in good health. So if you haven’t already scheduled yours, this is your reminder to do so!
5%-10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary
Your genes may increase your chance of getting certain types of cancer. Genetic specialists can offer advanced testing to detect inherited factors and gene mutations that may increase your risk for developing certain types of cancer.
Source: Northwell Health Katz Institute for Women
To learn more, visit https://www.northwell.edu/katz-institute-for-womens-health/go-pink.
This month at Grande Cosmetics, we asked all members of the team to show their support and go pink! Watch this recap video from the Grande Headquarters 💕
We also had our community to get involved! We asked our Instagram followers to show their support this Breast Cancer Awareness Month by dropping in words of encouragement to someone battling breast cancer or a breast cancer survivor. Here’s what they said: