|October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month|
Breast cancer remains to be the top causes of death among Filipinas. In fact, according to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, 1 in 13 Filipinas will most likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
The rate is so alarming that even the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society also reported a data [February 2017] which showed the Philippines having the highest prevalence of breast cancer among 197 countries. The said statistics clearly showed that we still need to educate women on the importance of early detection as the best way to beat the disease as well as breast self-examination.
Breast cancer is curable when detected early. That’s why as women, we should all do a regular breast self-exam and take action for your own breast health.
AVON Philippines will not take this issue sitting down. A well-known advocate against breast cancer and other women-related issues, AVON believes that no woman should be left in the dark about breast cancer any longer. As the leading corporate supporter of the cause, the company teams up with Color Manila for the upcoming Pink Light Night Run and Walk for Breast Cancer 2019 to raise awareness on the disease, and the breast self-exam as the surest means to detect it early.