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Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

From the American Indian Cancer Foundation



Join AICAF on October 15, 2020 to celebrate Indigenous Pink Day!

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) invites you to celebrate Indigenous Pink Day on October 15th.Indigenous Pink Day is a national breast cancer awareness campaign for Native people. Our team invites Indigenous people of all ages to join us by wearing pink and sharing photos on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousPink to raise awareness of breast cancer in Indian Country.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Native women, and is the second leading cause of cancer death. However, all bodies have breast tissue and are at risk for developing breast cancer. Indigenous Pink Day aims to educate Native communities about the importance of early detection, and remind women, men, non-binary, and genderfluid relatives to talk to their doctors about breast cancer screening. Because this national campaign happens on a digital platform, community members are able to participate from anywhere!


Download Media Release


HONOR.

Cherish relatives by using inclusive language when having conversations about breast cancer. Support all relatives by sharing resources and screening opportunities.


Read Survivor Stories


LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION.

Learn about the breast cancer prevention and screening in Native communities from AICAF's culturally-tailored webinars and resources. Share these tools with friends and family to encourage them to stay informed.



Register for Nutrition Webinar


BREAST HEALTH.



Download Resource for Breast Health


COOKBOOK.



Download Indigenous Pink Cookbook


SHARE.

Share a picture of yourself wearing pink on AICAF’s social media using the hashtag #IndigenousPink. Talk to your friends and family about the importance of screening and encourage them to adopt healthy habits.

Start a conversation about Indigenous breast cancer burdens. Use the Indigenous Pink Social Media Toolkit to help you create messages that inspire your network to take action.


Download Pink Social Media Toolkit


GET SCREENED.

Talk to your healthcare provider for advice and information on breast cancer screenings. Take the Indigenous Pink Screening Pledge and commit to getting screened.


Pledge to Get Screened


ENGAGE.

Indigenous Pink Day is on Thursday, October 15. Wear pink to raise breast cancer awareness in our communities and honor the survivors in your life.


Join the Event


CALENDAR.

Use the Indigenous Pink Calendar to engage in breast health activities all month long.


Download Indigenous Pink Calendar


HOST AN EVENT.

AICAF offers many opportunities for involvement in Indigenous Pink. Host an event in your community to raise breast cancer awareness. Contact health@aicaf.org to partner with us.


JOIN OUR COMMUNITY.

Like the American Indian Cancer Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our webinars and monthly newsletter.


Visit the AICF Web Site


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