Every October, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This makes it the perfect time to let women and men know about the history of this deadly disease. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 U.S. women, and is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, major breast cancer charities across the world campaign to increase awareness. They also educate people about the importance of testing, breast cancer screening, and more.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been observed for over 30 years. This movement transformed the pink ribbon into an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. To increase education around the history of this important time of year, we’ve created a timeline of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This timeline highlights major milestones through the years.