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PHI Air Medical announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for breast cancer in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campaign includes a several unique giveaway items and information pieces that are designed to educate and promote the facts surrounding breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths for women ages 20-59.
While breast cancer programs are designed to raise awareness, still, too few across the country truly know the facts regarding breast cancer, which can be startling:
• 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime
• 40,000 die each year from the disease
• Every 14 minutes a life is lost to breast cancer
While the facts can be frightening to many women, the fact that early detection is key to saving lives is often overlooked. The focus of PHI Air Medical’s efforts this year is to encourage regular self-examinations, mammograms, as well as overall awareness.