Soul Sister Events, LLC and 662TIX is bringing you #MakePositivityLouder... an event for Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The price of your ticket grants you entry into this awesome, family friendly event. Children 12 and under are free! We will have local bands, food trucks, and both adult beverages and soft drinks available. Tickets are $10 here, and $15 at the door.
Join us at Muddy Waters on September 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and #MakePositivityLouder
Sponsorships are available. $50 and up gets your name/logo on the banner. All proceeds benefit friend to the community, Desiree Krieger, to support her during her cancer treatment. To sponsor this event, vontact the Soul Sisters themselves... Evie Vidrine at 337-254-0105 or Logan Waggoner at 662-251-4596 (text or call) with questions.
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2019. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 883.
- Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
- About 41,760 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2019 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
- For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.