October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In case you don’t know what breast cancer is, it is a type of cancer that develops from cancerous tumors originating from breast cells. Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Most breast cancer cases are found in females, but it can also be diagnosed in males. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are an average of 232, 340 cases of female breast cancer and 2,240 cases of male breast cancer reported in the USA each year. That means one case of breast cancer is diagnosed every 2 minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Breast cancer is the cause of 39.620 deaths each year. It is the most common cancer in females, but it can be successfully treated! Researchers have been spending years trying to find a cure for breast cancer but there is still ways to go. Get informed on what you can do to help prevent your risk and support the fight against breast cancer. (more…)
In 2007 Memorable Gifts was proud to become a sponsor of MountainStar, a caring organization, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is a highly visible and highly respected local non-profit in Central Oregon. They provide crisis intervention and a therapeutic classroom for babies and young children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old. These children come from families with an average of 20 risk factors for child abuse and neglect, including low income, substance abuse, unstable housing and family violence.