During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Nation honors the courage and strength of the over 3.4 million Americans who are battling this terrible disease and remembers loved ones whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
“Together, I know we can fulfill our Promise to every woman, man and family”
Nancy G. Brinker
In the United States, more than 268,000 women and approximately 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.
41,000 lives lost each year
While deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death overall among American women, with a staggering 41,000 lives lost each year. For this reason, Mundi urges our fellow Americans, especially those who have a family history or may be at increased risk, to consult with their healthcare providers about the individual likelihood of developing breast cancer. Early detection and regular screening mammograms, followed by timely treatment upon diagnosis, can significantly improve a patient’s chance of survival.
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Mundi continues to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. A portion of all our proceeds will be donated to them for the whole duration of The Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year.
About the organization
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer.
To date, the organization invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Their efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 40 percent between 1989-2016 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
In memory of our loved ones
This month, and throughout the year, we join together in support of our fellow Americans diagnosed with breast cancer, those who are in remission, and those who have lost loved ones to this disease. We also commend the skilled medical professionals and dedicated researchers who provide quality treatment and care to women and men across our country.
As one Nation, we will continue to strive for a future in which every American may enjoy a long, healthy life free from the threat of cancer.