October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and the local New York sports teams are doing everything they can to support the cause. With about 230, 480 new cases and 39,520 deaths from the disease-the cause is in need of support and funds for a cure.
The Jets and the Giants along with the entire National Football League has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds about the importance of breast cancer-and to also show the importance of screenings.
Also joining in to help raise awareness is the New York Islanders, who have been inviting fans to share their stories on their official website. The Isles are also going to host a Fight Cancer Campaign on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
For more information on the work that the NFL is doing click here:
Click here to read more about the Islanders Fight Cancer Campaign:
To check out more information on the American Cancer Society click here:
Also if you want to check out another great organization that does a ton of work with Breast Cancer-make sure to visit the Susan G. Komen for the cure site by clicking here:
Photos from the Susan G. Komen for the cure walk in New York City on October 12, 2011: