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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Although prevention, research, and treatment have made tremendous strides over the past two decades, breast cancer continues to be a major threat to women worldwide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter their race or ethnicity.
 
Although breast cancer receives the most attention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month each October, there are organizations working throughout the year to support patients and their families in treatment and recovery, while searching for a cure.
 
With so many organizations vying for your attention in October, it can be hard to know which ones are worthy of your support. Charity Navigator has developed the list below to help you find a trustworthy charity that matches your philanthropic interests.
 
And, before you buy that pink ribbon item, check out Charity Navigator’s tips on charity-affiliated products to understand how much of your purchase will actually go to the cause.
Medical Services Organizations offering medical services or financial assistance to patients facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
Research Organizations exploring new means of prevention and treatments as they strive toward a cure.
Support Services Organizations providing support programs and resources and promoting community among patients and families that have been impacted by breast cancer.
Education & Public Awareness Organizations working to make information about breast cancer prevention, treatments, and breakthrough research accessible to all.

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