It's October, which means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that 232,340 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2013. Additionally, 39,620 women will lose their battle with breast cancer this year. Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps us remember those mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends who have lost their lives to this tragic disease. We can also celebrate the lives of the 2.8 million women who have survived.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives, and 1 in 36 women may die from it. Luckily, the death rate for breast cancer is decreasing, but we still need to take a stand and show our support for all those whose lives have been effected in one way or another by this disease.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blendtec has designed—for the second year in a row—a special pink blender. And you have the chance to win it.
Here's how to enter the drawing:
- Enter on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram by using @Blendtec and #BlendForPink.
- If possible, share with us how breast cancer has effected you or someone you know.
The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada. The winner will be announced on October 30, 2013. If you're the winner, you'll have 48 hours to reply to the e-mail you receive.
If we don't hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen. If you don't want to enter the giveaway but would like to share your story, please do so in the comments below.
Source: American Cancer Society