October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is a horrible disease that affects too many women. I imagine we can all immediately think of someone we know who has been affected.
Did you know...
1. The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer does occur in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women than in men and women are at 200 times the risk of developing the disease compared to risk in men.
2. Most breast cancer - about 85 percent - occurs in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
3. Exercise reduces breast cancer risk for women of all body types- even lean women, according to Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., director of cancer etiology at City of Hope.
We are a group of women encouraging each other to get fit and stay healthy. We are stronger together! I challenge you to find a way to support or get involved with something in your community to help bring awareness to breast cancer. Grab your girlfriends and tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtag #hbggirls and #hbgblog to show everyone how you are taking a stand against cancer.