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Speaking on Business: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness and promote education and preventive measures.

Chris Redgrave Oct 12, 2017

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Earlier this month the White House glowed pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer represents a significant health concern for women in the United States with 1 in 8 women who will develop this disease over the course of her lifetime. The risk doubles if she has a close relative — like a mother, sister or daughter — who has it. In 2017, over 310,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed, contributing to the 3 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer.

This month is a great time to remind friends and loved ones to get a screening since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness and promote education and preventive measures. With help from screenings and improved treatments, a woman’s risk of breast cancer dropped almost 40 percent from the 80s to today. Not to mention, the American Cancer Society has indicated healthy lifestyle choices also decrease risk.

For those fighting this type of cancer, Dr. Renato Saltz and others created the Image Reborn Foundation, a non-profit organization providing no-cost healing retreats to women diagnosed with breast cancer to empower them, promote healing and develop connections with others. Visit imagerebornfoundation.org to register.

Find out more at breastcancer.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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