Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Think Pink: And Purple, Too...
Think Pink: And Purple, Too–October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Hanna Brooks Olson, blisstree.com
During the month of October, women will be reaching out to other women in support and assistance, as they help remind each other to get their mammograms, make donations to charitable foundations together, and send their best wishes to those who have survived (or sadly succumbed t0) breast cancer. But it’s important to remember that, across the country (and the world) this month, there are other women in need, too. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Each year, upwards of 4 million women and children are abused in their homes by their partners or family members. Domestic violence occurs every 15 seconds, and 1 in 4 women is a victim in her lifetime. 1 in 8 are diagnosed with breast cancer.
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