Think Pink in October!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think "Pink"!

The more we know, the more we can be prepared to eradicate these deadly cancers. Knowing it exists is not enough. We need to be informed. Education on how to detect this disease early is important for our survival.  See #3 below.


"Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn't afraid of anything anymore." 

Melissa Etheridge


"The only person who can save you is you: That was going to be the thing that informed the rest of my life"

Sheryl Crow


Sheri Sperry - Coldwell Banker Realty - Breast Cancer Awareness

During the month of October, I change my ActiveRain Signature to the one above to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 


11 Facts That Are Eye-Opening

  1. In the US, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.[1]

  2. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging. About 95% of all breast cancers in the US occur in women 40 and older.[2]

  3. Women who get regularly screened for breast cancer have a 47% lower risk of dying from the disease compared to those who don’t.[3]

  4. Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.[4]

  5. Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.[5]

  6. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US and the first leading cause of cancer death among women globally.[6]

  7. In the US today, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors.[7]

  8. Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US.[8]

  9. Every minute, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer. That’s more than 1,400 women every day.[9]

  10. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.[10]

  11. Each year, it’s expected that about 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US, and about 500 will die.[11]


Sunrise Clouds Coffeepot Cottages Soldiers Pass West Sedona

Personally, I will do everything I can to remain healthy so that I can continue to wake up to these gorgeous sunrises. 


  1. "U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  2. "Breast Cancer Risk Factors." Web Accessed October 1, 2019. Susan G. Komen. “Age: Breast Cancer in Women.” Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  3. American College of Radiology. "New Study Cements Fact That Mammography is a Primary Factor in Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths" 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  4. National Cancer Institute. "Cancer Statistics." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  5. "U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Basic Information About Breast Cancer." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  7. Miller, Kimberly D. et al. "Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2019." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  8. Susan G. Komen Foundation. "Breast Cancer Facts Sheet." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  9. Susan G. Komen Foundation. "Breast Cancer Facts Sheet." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  10. "U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics." 2019. Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

  11. American Cancer Society "Key Statistics for Breast Cancer in Men." Web Accessed October 1, 2019. ↩︎

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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have had a mammogram yearly since turning 40. Scheduled to have this year's the end of the month.

Oct 12, 2020 04:33 PM #1
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have had many friends and relatives (men and women) deal with breast cancer and it is no laughing matter. I urge everyone to go have that mammogram. Thank you for spotlighting the month of October as being a pink month Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Oct 12, 2020 04:59 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheri - a good reminder to keep everyone aware as the fight against breast cancer continues.   

Oct 12, 2020 06:19 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Staying healthy so you can enjoy scenes like the one you have pictured, is certainly a worthy pursuit, Sheri!

Oct 12, 2020 06:56 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sheri- what a wonderful reminder about October and Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you. 

Oct 12, 2020 07:00 PM #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sheri,  Thank you for sharing this information.  Very important information for all of us to be aware of.  It's time to get out my pink tie and shirt.

Oct 12, 2020 08:16 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri great reminder during the Pandemic shut down people forget the regular issues in life, Endre

Oct 12, 2020 09:11 PM #7
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I agree Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  I have friends who have survived breast cancer and some who have not. Think pink is important!

Oct 13, 2020 12:17 AM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

My wife gets her test on a yearly basis.  At least for the last 10-15 years.  

Oct 13, 2020 01:04 AM #9
ba`B Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Hello Sheri, awareness for cancer prevention should be an everyday shout-out. Thanks for the reminder and call to action. Have yourself a safe week.

Oct 13, 2020 03:34 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sheri... of course, I "think pink" most days as it's my favorite color. Seriously, thinking pink in October is so important. Who of us doesn't know someone who has battled this disease or died of it?

Oct 13, 2020 05:16 AM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, we do have to find a cure for breast cancer, so many around me have had it.

Oct 13, 2020 05:35 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - the awareness is great in our area.  There is pink everywhere.

Oct 13, 2020 06:29 AM #13
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Cancer is such a terrible thing and I am certain that everyone deals with it themselves or with someone that is close to them.  That sunrise you have pictured is absolutely something worth waking up to each and every morning!!!

Oct 13, 2020 08:25 AM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a very good reminder to share. Many have deferred medical appointments during the pandemic.

Oct 13, 2020 09:22 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

Thanks for spreading the word. Those statistics are important reading. We all know people or have family members who have battled this disease, survived it, and sadly have died from it.


Oct 15, 2020 10:57 AM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you all for the heartfelt comments.  As was mentioned by most, we all have friends and family who have had to deal with this disease. It is all around us. 

Oct 16, 2020 08:23 AM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Sheri.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 16, 2020 09:40 AM #18
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I can’t forget breast cancer especially in the middle of Covid and everything that’s going on with the election. All important stuff!

Oct 16, 2020 10:53 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Such a great reminder, Sheri. I just had a ZOOM call with a friend last night who is recovering from double mastectomies on Monday. I have to send her Melissa Etheridge's comment - I am confident she will agree 100% with her sentiment!

Oct 17, 2020 03:00 PM #20
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