Breast Cancer Awareness Month -Here’s what you can do in Omaha!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Now consider, how many women play a significant role in your life? This is an illness that will very likely affect each and every one of us in our lifetime, at least once. One in eight is a scary number, but like with many common health issues, education and prevention can save lives.

Omaha Pink’d Out

This is a really cool initiative that the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local #385 has teamed up with Project Pink’d to deploy across Omaha. They’re causing a pink out and the whole city is getting in on it. Have you seen the Woodmen Tower at night lately? It’s completely pink. Omaha Pink’d Out aims to light up Omaha pink for the month of October to raise awareness and also honor breast cancer survivors in the Omaha community. Click here for details and how you can get involved.

Stay Involved with #Komen365

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a great resource for questions, education and preventative tips year round. Like, follow and engage with the foundation on their social outlets, and follow the #Komen365 hashtag to stay involved.

Spread the Word

Not all women have the same access to the appropriate health care, that’s why this amazing program was launched by the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Foundation called the Promise Me Program. Promise Me supports women of all ethnicities and races making the promise to themselves and those around them to prioritize their own health. The Promise Me program provides free or low-cost mammography exams via a mobile mammogram platform. You may have seen the “Mammovan” parked around Omaha, serving the women of our community.

Self Exam and Start the Dialogue with Friends and Family

Did you know that about 40% of breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump? We hope that really drives home just how important self breast exams are. When your calendar reminder goes off once a month for your self exam, make it a point to ask a friend if they’re being consistent with their self exams and mammograms. Not sure what to look for and how? This is a great resource from NationalBreastCancer.org.

Thank you for reading and sharing! We’re so glad you’re a part of the health and fitness movement that Pinnacle Fitness Club is so proud to be involved in. Let’s keep the women in our lives happy and healthy by supporting preventative exams and education around breast cancer year-round.