October has been officially dubbed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year during the month of October hundreds of people and groups band together to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. These groups also work to to raise funds for research into the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for breast cancer. Many of these groups raise money to offer support to those personally affected by the disease.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. As a result, most everyone knows, or has known someone who has been affected in some way by breast cancer. If breast cancer has directly affected you, or someone you know, Breastcancer.org and Susan G. Komen are great informational sites. These sites include lots of helpful information on symptoms to assist in early detection as well as information on treatments and side effects.

For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month everything turns to pink. This month of pink is a reminder of the lives that this disease has already claimed and threatens to claim in the future. The pink initiative is also used as a reminder to individuals of the importance of early detection. It is crucial to be proactive in the fight against breast cancer.

Belle Rêveuse Boutique also offers leggings with pink prints if you are looking for a way to “wear your support”. You can find our pink prints on our Shop page. Otherwise, you can also visit Breastcancer.org or Susan G. Komen for additional resources on ways to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.