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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 6 2016 by TravelCenters of America Inc.

Pink Your Drink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. TA and Petro’s Full Service Restaurants have purchased pink straws to bring awareness to the disease. With this purchase a donation was made to the Susan G Komen foundation. This campaign is used to increase awareness of the disease. Most people know of breast cancer, but many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage friends to do the same. So we will be pinking your drink all month long!

Also, stop by the store to pick up a wide array of Breast Cancer Awareness items such as hats, water bottles and so much more. Get a 3-Pack of Women’s Nitrile BCA gloves with a Work for Hope wrist band for $5. All of the profits will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

Educate yourself on some fast facts about breast cancer.

  • “Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.”
  • “Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancer occurs in men.”
  • "Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.”

(Source: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/)

Click here to find more ways to help fight breast cancer!

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