This year, BIOLYTE has had the privilege of partnering with the American Cancer Society in effort to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. American Cancer Society (ACS) is an amazing organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA that is on a mission to free the world from cancer. In the meantime, they fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.
Because of the history of the BIOLYTE brand, we are committed to raising awareness and giving back to breast cancer initiatives. This month, we have had the privilege to work with American Cancer Society in a variety of ways, including:
+ Donate complimentary BIOLYTE to gyms that are giving back to ACS and other organizations that are focused on breast cancer awareness
+ Donate product to Hope Lodges across the Southeast
+ Donate product to breast cancer-related fundraising events across the Southeast for attendees and honorees
+ In collaboration with all Winn-Dixie locations across the Southeast, 10% of proceeds from BIOLYTE purchases in the month of October will be donated to ACS
If you are interested in advocating for breast cancer awareness, there are a few important facts to know:
+ There is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
+ Decreases in breast cancer death rates are believed to be the result of people finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments.
+ This year, roughly 281,000+ new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
+ Between the ages of 40-44, women have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
+ Between the ages 45 – 54, women are encouraged to get a mammogram every year.
If you are looking for ways to promote breast cancer awareness, there are a few things that you can do! These options include:
+ Using your platform to encourage others to get screened on a regular basis
+ Donating your time or money to the American Cancer Society
+ Getting screened and ensuring that you are monitoring your health appropriately
+ Sending a BIOLYTE to friends and family members that are dehydrated due to chemotherapy treatments
BIOLYTE wants to extend a huge thank you to the American Cancer Society for working with us. In addition, we want to encourage BIOLYTE fans to do their part to promote breast cancer awareness!