April Is Cancer Control Month

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With April coming up at the end of this week, I thought I would highlight that April is in fact Cancer Control Month, as proclaimed by President Obama in 2015. In recognition of all of the researchers who dedicate their life to finding a cure for cancer in all of its form, and in dedication to those who continue to fight it, Cancer Control Month is to commemorate a battle for a future free from cancer. (Presidential Proclamation))

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death amongst women, and is one of the most common types of cancer that affects over 246,000 new women every year, according to research by the American Cancer Society. Cancer Control Month is meant to bring public attention to the very real threat that all types of cancer, breast cancer among them, poses to the American public, and to honor the fight against cancer that many Americans face everyday.

This year’s funds will support the word of Dr. Heather Parsons, a young investigator at
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and her work in biomarkers and treatment.

This month is meant to raise visibility for cancer research, just as our Boston, Rhode Island and Cape & Island Bakes for Breast Cancer events in the coming months do. By donating or volunteering, you can help contribute this month to research funding that is working to find a cure for cancer for a better future. Help raise awareness this month, and look out next month for our baking events in Boston, Rhode Island and the Cape & Islands, where you can get a sweet treat and help raise awareness and funding for cancer research.

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