Things go pink in October for good reason! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an initiative started by the Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise awareness about the disease.
Awareness can literally be life-saving when it comes to breast cancer. Approximately one in 20 Malaysian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia. Fortunately, the 5-year survival rate of Stage 1 breast cancer patients is close to 100%. So catching the cancer early and knowing what to look for is crucial. Right now however, 42% of breast cancer cases that are diagnosed are diagnosed at an advanced stage.
With that in mind, the more awareness raised, the better the outcomes for all. And October is the month many brands rally behind the cause! Here are 6 places to shop in Malaysia for a good cause this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.