Businesses Line Up to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Panera Bread's pink ribbon bagels are sold to help support Becky's Place Boutique
Becky's Place Boutique in Lexington Medical Center specializes in helping women who are undergoing or have completed treatment
By: Emmonie Crumblin
October is here and Breast Cancer Awareness Month has begun.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. The American Cancer Society reports that roughly 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year.
"There's a lot of new treatments. There's a lot of reason for hope," says Dr. Scott Lippman, director of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
People across the country are showing their support to spread awareness. Emcor construction workers in San Diego, California are wearing pink hard hats to support screenings. Firefighters in Dayton, Ohio have a pink fire truck to help make breast cancer patients' lives easier.
Businesses in Columbia are also supporting the cause.