It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Vroman’s and the Pasadena Fire Department are getting in the spirit of support this week! You may have spotted some bright pink t-shirts in the store this week: that’s because our local firefighters and other local businesses are supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink t-shirts the week of October 24th-30th.
Look at all of our great staff who wore their shirts today:
The goal is to raise awareness about the facts of breast cancer and provide resources, along with making a monetary donation to the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Pasadena Fire Department is selling the pink fire department t-shirts they will be wearing all week, and all proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation. (Please note that Vroman’s isn’t selling the shirts – you can buy them online here). You can, however, purchase Promise Me: How as Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer from Vroman’s this month to find out more about the founding of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and how you can get involved.
Some breast cancer facts to consider:
- Breast cancer incidents in LA County are 3 times that of the next leading cancer.
– Breast cancer is the second leading cause of mortality among Caucasian, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islander females, and the leading cause of mortality among Latina/Hispanic women in LA County.
– Late diagnosis carries a survival rate of less than 7%.
– Early diagnosis and treatment has a survival rate of over 91%.
– #1 mortality rate of females between the age of 21-40 years of age in LA County.