Breast cancer is an extremely malevolent disease that affects one in eight women nationwide. This is a large group of people whose entire lives have been affected by this disease. Thanks to global fundraising efforts, there are currently over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. Here’s how you can help:


Breast Cancer Awareness

There are a number of organizations that raise money for breast cancer research. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is the leading organization for breast cancer research. Through the foundation, you can donate, create a memorial, tribute, legacy, and more!

Wear Pink

No act is too small. Wearing pink raises awareness. Wearing pink shows support. And most of all, wearing pink creates a sense of unity. Those who have experienced the life changing effect breast cancer can have will know they have a support system. By wearing pink, we all stand together.

Participate in a Cause

Join us at the Bethlehem YMCA for a Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch and Learn, and view a video on a Breast Cancer Survivor who used the YMCA as a tool in her recovery.

If that’s not your thing, stYMCA Breast Cancer Awareness Walkop by the Southern Saratoga YMCA on Wednesday, October 17th for a Breast Cancer Walk.

Get a Pink Streak

Think pink with a streak. Mix up your fall style by adding a hot pink hair extension in exchange for a $10 donation to breast cancer research. You’ll look great while, at the same time, helping a great cause!

For other information on breast cancer awareness, click here. For updates on more YMCA events near you, check out our events page!