Since the 80s and 90s, the United States has observed the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. The pink ribbon was established as a symbol of breast cancer awareness in the early 90s by Evelyn Lauder, the founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Over recent years, other big organizations have joined in to help celebrate the awareness and bring in funds for research of treatments for breast cancer. Many walks have been organized, recognizing survivors and those lost the battle to the disease. As well as raising awareness, they fundraising to further research for treatments.
The support has recently grown to male advocates, most notably the NFL. During the month of October, the NFL incorporates pink into the games on and off the field. The color pink draws a contrasting attention from the football game and is a constant reminder of the meaning behind the symbolic color. Breast cancer not only affects women, so, the third week of October is Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
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