How To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Charlotte In October

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

 

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month In The Charlotte Area (#ThinkPink)

 

Despite the ongoing pandemic, there are a number of ways you can show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Charlotte region. These include:

 

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Statistics:

 

  • 1 in 8 American women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year.

  • In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed; 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed. Some 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men (it's not just a woman's disease).

  • About 42,170 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2020 from breast cancer. That's 42,170 too many deaths. Except for lung cancer, breast cancer deaths are higher than for any other cancer.

  • Estimates are that some 30% of  new cancer diagnoses in women will be for breast cancer.

  • Even though we know genetics play a role in breast cancer, approximately 85% of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of breast cancer.

 

Breastcancer.org provides more information about breast cancer statistics. No matter how you look at them, the numbers are sobering and should inspire all of us to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. And who of us doesn't know someone who has contracted this disease, beaten it, or died from it?

 

 

Want to learn more about breast cancer signs, screening and treatment? Sign up for the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center's Breast Cancer Awareness virtual event on October 20th from Noon till 1:00 PM. Michelle Bertsch, M.D., FACS, Breast Surgeon, will be the featured speaker.

 

 

I salute all breast cancer survivors in Charlotte--you have waged and continue to wage a heroic battle and are truly awe-inspiring.

 

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (24)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - it seems Charlotte is sending a clear message for better understanding and acknowledgment of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It's an important message that needs reinforcement while we continue to find a cure.  

Oct 14, 2020 06:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

What a wonderful post announcing all the events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Wishing you a great day.  A

Oct 14, 2020 06:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... the Charlotte area has always been very active in this cause... shame that so many events needed to be scaled back this year because of the pandemic.

Oct 14, 2020 06:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... always happy to do my bit to spotlight this very important cause... way too many people in my life have been affected by this disease. Just heard from a friend in Hungary who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in April and due to the pandemic she still has not bee able to receive follow up care, surgery or treatment.

Oct 14, 2020 06:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, now that you post this, our Walk for Cancer should have been at least virtual.  Such a great charity to be a part of!  

Oct 14, 2020 06:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is important information to share.

Many have deferred medical appointments during the pandemic.

Oct 14, 2020 07:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I do have my pink ribbon to support the cause Nina Hollander 

Oct 14, 2020 09:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... our walks are allowing virtual participation. I'm sure fewer people will be actually walking this year.

Oct 14, 2020 09:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I'm delighted to know you have your pink ribbon at the ready, Paul!

Oct 14, 2020 09:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... our medical facilities provided limited services here for about six weeks, but as far as I can tell, things are reasonably back to normal now with a lot of extra safety measures in place.

Oct 14, 2020 09:59 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Nina Hollander, many events for cancer awareness have been canceled in my area but thanks to technology, we can still show our support.

Oct 14, 2020 10:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina this is a horrible disease that impacts many women, and we all need to do everything we can to achieve a cure.

Oct 14, 2020 10:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beth Atalay hi Beth... I'm always wondering how much contributions fall off compared with prior years because so many events have been cancelled or gone virtual.

Oct 14, 2020 12:20 PM
Beth Atalay

Probably a lot Nina Hollander

Oct 14, 2020 01:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... no doubt about it... a disease that affects some 13% of women is one that needs attention and a cure. Fortunately the number of cases has been going down compared to the last 20 years.

Oct 14, 2020 12:21 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Wonderful shout out for this worthy event, lots of ways to participate. Having had a sister who died from Breat Cancer I am very aware of those who do what they can to overcome this horrible disease.

Oct 14, 2020 02:02 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 hi Nick... so sorry to hear about your sister. Clearly she died well "before her time" because of this terrible disease. I'm still often somewhat surprised that a cure has not yet been found after so many years... but hopeful it will happen in my lifetime.

Oct 14, 2020 03:23 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Nina Hollander I would hope so, who knows what will be found next year.

Oct 15, 2020 01:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- you have done an excellent job of gathering information for the local events supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! 

Oct 14, 2020 05:33 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

Thanks for getting those videos, it all falls into place.  My wife gets her testing on a yearly basis.

Oct 15, 2020 01:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy... so many events were not taking place this year, I was happy to see that some were still taking place.

Oct 15, 2020 04:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray good morning, James... I'm still always a bit astonished that we have not come further in eradicating this disease.

Oct 15, 2020 04:01 AM