Save The Date: October 1, 2014
We’re back! Sleep Pink has returned for a third year and you’re invited to once again bring out your brightest shades of pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Annually in the U.S., nearly 100,000 women between the ages of 45 and 64 are diagnosed with breast cancer.1 Many of these women are also experiencing menopause, which arrives with a completely different set of physical and emotional ups and downs. That’s why Estroven and the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer have teamed up once again this October to invite women (and men!) across the nation to gather the mothers, sisters, grandmothers and any other ladies in their lives to throw pink pajama parties to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and prevention.
Be on the lookout for more details to come!
To get inspired and begin planning your Sleep Pink parties, view photos from last year’s parties.
- Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer in this country, with menopause-age women at significantly greater risk†
- Menopause-aged women are at much greater risk for breast cancer than many of their pre-menopausal peers
- A woman’s risk of breast cancer increases ten-fold from her mid-thirties to the onset of menopause; tripling from her thirties to her forties and quintupling from her thirties to fifties.†
- In the U.S., more than 100,000 women between the ages of 45 and 64 are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.†
- One out of three women in the U.S. suffer from peri-menopause and menopause symptoms ~ averaging 6 to 8 symptoms^
- For many women, menopause and breast cancer loom large as health concerns, and quite often they experience both concurrently, which further exacerbates this tumultuous time