The “pink” readers will be seeing all through the month of October in Jackson Newspapers is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pink ads by county businesses and organizations will run on both the inside front and inside back pages of both Tuesday’s Jackson Herald and Thursday’s Jackson Star News throughout the month.
Breast cancer occurs with staggering frequency, leaving almost no one in the country without some connection to it.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes that not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity; the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women; the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/ Alaska Native women.
In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among women. Approximately 39,520 women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
About 2,140 cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among men, accounting for about 1% of all breast cancers.
Jackson Newspapers will donate 10% of “pink” advertising revenue for the month to the Jackson County Relay for Life—a donation of some $500-$600.October ‘Pink’ is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month