Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is a big month for West Michigan residents, and for those living far beyond.
At Eastbrook Homes, we’ve made October into our very own Month of Giving in order to help local non-profit organizations carry out their missions but many of those causes extend far beyond Grand Rapids, Greater Lansing, and Auburn, Alabama.
This October, we’ve also put a nationwide spotlight on two other important issues. In order to spread the message and help people understand the issues, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Abuse Awareness Month as well.
At Eastbrook Homes, we strongly believe in supporting our local communities in real, meaningful ways and it’s hard to argue that there are two more important topics than Breast Cancer and Domestic Abuse.
In this age, it’s hard to believe that domestic violence could still be such a common occurrence. However, in 2018 alone (depending on the source) more than 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 women reported an incident or attack of domestic violence.
Please join us at the Harvest Meadows community stop on the 2019 Taste and Tour on Oct. 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm to help support the mission and vision of Safe Haven Ministries while enjoying German-style food and beer samples from Mitten Brewing.
October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we also invite our Taste and Tour guests to join us at our Whitehills Lakes South community on October 27th for a Tailgate Party from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm.
This stop on the 2019 Taste and Tour will help shine a spotlight on the Susan G. Komen foundation and their mission to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”
It is estimated that, in 2019, there will be more than 268,000 new cases of breast cancer in the US. More than 41,000 cases will result in the patient’s death. More than 2 million cases will be reported worldwide.
Men are also affected by breast cancer. It’s estimated that more 2600 new cases will be reported in 2019, with over 500 of those incidents resulting in the patient’s death.
With survival depending on early diagnosis and treatment, it’s critical that breast cancer is detected early. In fact, more than 98 percent of cases caught at Stage I, the Susan G. Komen Foundation works to educate people on the importance of routine screening and detection.
Although these two wonderful groups and their missions are extremely important, Taste and Tour 2019 visitors will also have the opportunity to support many of the other local non-profit organizations that work hard to improve the lives of the people in our communities every day.
For more information about Taste and Tour 2019, please visit our website where you can find the schedule and a list of events and the non-profit partners each location will support.
Please come out to experience Taste and Tour at Whitehills Lakes South and Harvest Meadows, or any of the other tour stops and help us support the incredible people making real change in our communities. We hope to see you there!
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