It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the entire October, and activities relating to this occasion are being held throughout the world. Here in the Philippines, Avon is giving the spotlight to the grave issue with their campaign, Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC). This time, the focus is on the importance of breast self-examination through a campaign called Pink Minute.

Why Pink Minute? Because it actually takes only a minute to check for yourself for any signs of breast cancer. For more information on how to do it properly, get free consultation, and know more about breast cancer, dial the Pink Minute hotlines 0917-155PINK (Globe) and 0928-524PINK (Smart).

In the meantime, here is a quick run-through of some of the important information you need to know about breast cancer:

1. Pink Ribbon Is The Universal Symbol For Breast Cancer

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Everywhere in the world, a pink ribbon is used by health organizations and advocates to promote awareness for breast cancer every October of each year. The use of this symbol is believed to have started in 1991 when the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (then known as Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation) distributed pink ribbons to breast cancer survivors and participants of their Komen New York City Race for the Cure event.

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