PINK DAY: Ch. 9, American Cancer Society share breast cancer survivor stories

CHARLOTTE — Nearly 300,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year in the United States.

It’s a topic that deserves a year-round spotlight. That’s why on Wednesday, we’re partnering with the American Cancer Society for what we call “PINK DAY.”

You’ll hear from survivors and from those touched by a breast cancer diagnosis.

We’re also sharing resources, because screening and early detection are so important. (Scroll to the bottom of this article.)

Join us by wearing pink Wednesday and send us your photos by clicking below.

>> Watch our special coverage Wednesday on Channel 9 at 6 a.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.

Get involved - PINK DAY Resources:

The American Cancer Society has resources available for patients, along with their families and caregivers.

The Reach to Recovery program supports people through their experiences with breast cancer.

Get a free ride to cancer treatment, or volunteer to offer free rides with the Road to Recovery program.

Mammograms can find early signs of breast cancer - Atrium Health has a list of locations across our area where you can make an appointment.

Along with scheduling mammograms as recommended by their provider, women should perform monthly self-breast exams. (Click the link for a step-by-step guide.)

The Go Jen Go Foundation provides financial assistance to those in the Charlotte area who are battling breast cancer.

Carolina Breast Friends is a community for those affected by breast cancer in North Carolina.

Sisters Network focuses on saving Black women’s lives and supporting survivors.

The Elizabeth House Foundation offers free mammograms to people in Charlotte.

NothingPink provides care packages and financial assistance for those battling breast cancer in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and the Charlotte area.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Charlotte is a local group that organizes fundraisers and support for breast cancer patients and survivors.

(WATCH BELOW: Black women twice as likely to be diagnosed with aggressive form of breast cancer)

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