Boobs! Tits! Hooters! Jugs! Melons! Whatever you prefer to call them, we can all agree that that breasts are a good thing. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from a pair of giant DD’s to a cute set of itty bitty titties, all breasts are beautiful. They look great, they’re fun to play with and squeezing them has even been known to relieve stress! But the fact is, boobs everywhere are under attack and the culprit is breast cancer. It’s time the world stands up to this terrible disease, and @TheFACrew has put together a public service announcement video with some of your favorite ladies to help lead the charge and spread the word so that we can all join together and fight back!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while many are proud to sport the pink ribbon or make a charitable donation to help support the cause, a lot of us still don’t realize the scary reality of this illness. For example, did you know that 1 in 8 women in America will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? We will repeat that just once more to make sure it sinks in; 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. To put things in perspective, that’s approximately 12% of all women in the country!
We all have women in our lives. They may be your wife or girlfriend, or perhaps your mother, sister, grandmother, or even just a friend. It’s scary to think that of the 8 women you care most about in this world, 1 of them will have to suffer through this terrible disease. In 2017, it’s expected that over 300,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States alone. Breast cancer knows no borders and affects people in countries throughout the world. In fact, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer every 19 seconds!
Here are a few more scary facts about breast cancer to wrap your head around:
- Approximately 41,000 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer.
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States.
- Nearly 85% of breast cancer occur in women who have no family history of the diseases.
We know these facts can be scary to think about, but it’s important to know that there are things we can do to fight back and protect ourselves or our loved ones. Knowledge is half the battle, so women should never be shy or feel embarrassed to ask questions about this important topic. Self-exams are key to discovery, and this is incredibly important because early detection and treatment can save lives!
Don’t just take it from us! FuckingAwesome teamed up with adult stars Cherie DeVille, Alix Lynx, Eva Angelina and Lily Lane to bring awareness to the statistics associated with breast cancer. Check out the video now to become more aware, and ask someone you love about their boobs today! #LifeisFuckingAwesome