Think Pink

breast-cancer-ribbonI feel terrible that it’s the close of the 8th day of this month and I haven’t mentioned Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Unfortunately, breast cancer doesn’t care if you’re gay or straight. It also doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. Yes, men can and do get breast cancer, though obviously far less common than women do. According to the American Cancer Society, in this year alone, 2,240 men will be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. Of those, 410 will die.

Whether you’re gay or straight; male or female, we need to support all women (an any men) who may come to learn that they have breast cancer. With luck, they will discover it early enough to avoid the worst, but many won’t.

Do what you can to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The simplest way is to help raise money. Pink merchandise is available all month long, usually for just a few dollars, but those few dollars combined with the other monies raised will help.