Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the October issue of American Salon, we highlight some amazing ways beauty companies are pitching in to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (see pages 110-112). Throughout October, I'll be writing about other products and companies that are donating a portion of their proceeds to the fight against breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States during 2008, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. Although breast cancer mainly affects women, it is estimated that 1,990 men will be diagnosed and 450 men will die of breast cancer this year. It's a disease that hits close to home for far too many of us.

Please check out these posts over the next month and do your part to raise awareness and funds. By simply purchasing these items, you can help give hope and save lives. —Lori Morris, Senior Editor