In case you haven't heard, a controversial event is taking place today which is causing quite a stir across social media! According to an MSN article published Oct. 13, 2013, today is No Bra Day, a day that encourages women around the country to set the "girls" free in "support" of October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the occasion is not without controversy and some find the event extremely offensive, raising awareness about breast cancer saves lives.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Despite great strides over the years, the cause of breast cancer is still unknown. It is estimated that more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps raise awareness and supports breast cancer research, but also honors those who have lost the fight.
According to United States President Barack Obama:
"Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many health plans are required to cover mammograms and other recommended cancer screenings without co-pays or deductibles. Starting in 2014, it will also ensure that no American can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition -- including breast cancer."
While early detection and advances in cancer treatment saves lives, the fight continues. Will you participate in No Bra Day in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?