It’s estimated that more than 250,000 women and 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.* It is the most common form of cancer in women along with skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 Connecticut was among the highest state in the nation for incidence rates of breast cancer at 142 per 100,000.
To celebrate survivors and raise awareness and funding for research, ASC has been commemorating the month for the past seven years. This year was no different and we offered several ways for both our staff and patients to participate, raising nearly $400.
Wear Denim Day
On Friday, October 6, we teamed with the American Cancer Society for Denim Day. The American Cancer Society started this event in 1996 and participants have raised more than $96 million to help combat breast cancer. We rallied our friends and coworkers to donate $5 or more to wear jeans to work on that day. In all, 30 of our employees participated.
ctober 12, the Danbce ran a good, old-fashioned bake sale to support breast cancer research and hurricane relief. Our employees contributed yummy desserts and raised more than $235 for these causes.
At Advanced Specialty Care, our Surgical Care team of compassionate, highly qualified general surgeons and support staff, from registered nurses to medical office clerical personnel, assist patients as they journey through what is often one of the most bewildering and threatening experiences of their lives. In addition to breast cancer, we care for people with a broad variety of conditions, benign tumors and cancers of many types as well as gallbladder disease, hernia, and diverticulitis. Our offices are located in Danbury and Ridgefield, Connecticut.
* Breastcancer.org http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics