Breast cancer affects everyone – women and men.
That’s why we’re helping fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. Real Men Wear Pink is a distinguished group of community leaders determined to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and save more lives than ever before from breast cancer.
You can help.
CBS 17 is hosting a fund raising telethon in support of Real Men Wear Pink.
On Friday, Sept. 18 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. – you can call in and make your donation.
Call 1-888-309-7437 and one of the operators will be happy to help.
You can also go to bit.ly/RealMenWearPinkNC to donate online or if you’re pressed for time, you can text H-O-P-E to 20222 to donate $10 or C-U-R-E to 20222 to donate $25.
Thanks for your support. Here are some facts about breast cancer and how COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges to the effort this year.
About Breast Cancer
- In 2020, about 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 42,170 women and 520 men will die from breast cancer.
- The most common cancer in American women except for skin cancers, there is a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will develop breast cancer sometime in her life.
- If detected early enough, women have a five-year survival rate of 99 percent.
About Impact of COVID-19
- Because of the impact of COVID-19, the American Cancer Society is anticipating a revenue shortfall of $200 million in 2020.
- The impact of COVID-19 will reduce our ability to fund cancer research by 50% in 2020.
- 79% of cancer patients in active treatment report delays in care due to COVID-19.
- The director of the National Cancer Institute predicts the number of people who will die from breast or colorectal cancer in the U.S. will increase by nearly 10,000 over the next decade because of delayed screenings, treatments and halted research caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.