Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in the U.S. Here are 10 ways you can make an impact.
1. Wear pink: Wearing pink can start a conversation and aid in the process of educating those around you. Bonus points: Proceeds from the pink Shipt shirts will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Order your shirt here.
2. Exercise for awareness: We’re hosting a virtual 5k benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation on 10/17/20. Join us by running, jogging, walking, or biking 3.1 miles and tagging us @shipt on social media.
3. Volunteer: There are lots of outlets where you can volunteer your time and efforts in support of the cause, including the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
4. Donate: While there are many ways to get involved, donations always make a difference. Give as little or as much as you feel comfortable – every little bit helps support patients in need, every step of the way. Visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation to give.
5. Educate yourself and loved ones: Early diagnosis is often life or death. If you and your loved ones are informed, you’re more likely to catch the signs early on and prevent spread. Find FAQs – from an overview and early detection to myths and treatment here.
6. Use social media to spread awareness: The tools that connect us every day can also be used to spread awareness. We’ll be posting more ways to get involved and show your support, so follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram.
7. Lend your skills: Whether you’re a business owner or an artist, you have special skills. Look for local or virtual silent auctions or host your own to donate your talents. Find out more here.
8. Support companies that support: It can be hard to discern which products are actually benefiting the cause. Start by reviewing companies that partner with the organizations you know and trust. Check out the partners for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
9. Help a patient: If you know someone going through treatment, reach out to them and find something to make their lives easier. Whether you get their mail, walk their dog, drive them to treatment, or send them groceries – small acts of service make a huge difference.
10. Send letters: Through the National Breast Cancer Foundation, you can participate in letter writing and other volunteer opportunities. Learn more here.