CREW Charlotte, Inc., a leading networking organization of professionals engaged in commercial real estate in the Charlotte region, is partnering with the business community to decorate the Queen City in Pink during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are asking owners and tenants of Charlotte properties, buildings, and fountains to participate in Queen City in Pink by turning them pink, whether by illumination or other pink displays.
Queen City in Pink is a reminder to stay vigilant in the fight for a breast cancer cure. It will begin at sundown on Friday, September 30 and continue through sundown on Monday, October 31.
Participants will be recognized in the official Queen City in Pink press release as well as the CREW Charlotte website. This will be a unique public opportunity for your company to increase corporate visibility and community recognition.
CREW Charlotte, Inc. encourages you to join us in going pink to promote breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer in the United States:
· Approximately 246,660 women in the US will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2016. Of these women, 7830 will be in North Carolina.
· Approximately 61,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with new cases of NON-invasive breast cancer in 2016.
· Approximately 2600 men in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
· Approximately 40,450 women in the US will die from breast cancer in 2016; this includes 1360 deaths in North Carolina.
Key Statistics About Breast Cancer, ACS 2016
Cancer Facts and Figures, ACS 2016
- Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
- Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
- Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.
- Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.
- All women should be familiar with the known benefits, limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screening. They also should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a health care provider right away.
Some women – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is very small.) Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan for you.
Cancer Screening Guidelines, ACS 2016
Do you want to turn your building pink this year? Please view our options and then click here to contact Jennifer Bickett to complete your 2016 Queen City in Pink participation form.
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