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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Find a Challenge & Support a Great Cause October 6, 2016

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Find a Challenge & Support a Great Cause, Manhattan, New York

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s an especially meaningful time for breast cancer survivors as well as friends and loved ones affected by the condition. It’s a time to bring people together, uplift, and motivate — and it’s also a chance to save lives.

ACCESS Nursing Services, a full-service home health care and nursing services company within Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, is affiliated with the top hospitals and cancer treatment centers in the region, and they’re a strong advocate for breast cancer prevention.

The Importance Of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast cancer doesn’t typically produce any clear symptoms — therefore, it’s vital for women to follow recommended screening guidelines for detection at an early stage. According to reports, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

nursing servicesThis year, U.S. women will be further impacted by breast cancer — an estimated diagnosis of 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer is expected. In men, a diagnosis of about 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer is expected. The risk of breast cancer for men is about 1 in 1,000.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walks in Maryland, New York, & New Jersey

Want to share your support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Check out a list of some breast cancer walks this fall within Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

Maryland:

  • Making Strides of Western MD: Saturday, Oct. 15
  • 15th Annual Making Strides of Baltimore Presented by MileOne Automotive: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Central MD: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Ocean City MD: Saturday, Oct. 22

New Jersey:

  • Making Strides of Edison: Sunday, Oct. 9
  • Making Strides of Newark NJ: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Ocean City NJ: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Parsippany: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Point Pleasant Beach: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Ridgefield Park: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Jersey City: Sunday, Oct. 23
  • Making Strides of Pennsauken: Sunday, Oct. 23

New York:

  • Avon 39 – The Walk to End Breast Cancer: Oct. 15 & 16
  • Making Strides of North Country: Saturday, Oct. 15
  • Making Strides of Albany: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Brooklyn: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Buffalo Presented by MassMutual Buffalo: Saturday, Oct. 15
  • Making Strides of Central Park: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Hudson Valley: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Jamestown: Saturday, Oct. 22
  • Making Strides of Long Island: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Queens: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Rochester: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Syracuse Presented by Upstate Cancer Center: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Utica Presented by GPO Federal Credit Union 2016: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Westchester: Sunday, Oct.16
  • Making Strides of the Bronx: Sunday, Oct. 16
  • Making Strides of Eastern Long Island: Sunday, Oct. 23
  • Making Strides of Warren County: Sunday, Oct. 23

For over 30 years, ACCESS Nursing Services has been offering top-tier senior home care, pediatric care, and nursing services for individual patients in their own homes as well as for home health and hospice agencies in the area. For more information, call (914) 752-2090 or visit their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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