How to Help: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

5 ways to raise awareness and show your support for friends and families affected by breast cancer.

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are five ways to raise awareness and support your friends and family members who have been affected by breast cancer.

1. Support the Breast Cancer Bill of Rights

Join Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the thousands of advocates who believe that access to quality breast healthcare is not an optional—it's a right.

Today you can help ensure that the rights of breast cancer patients are protected by adding your name to this petition and signing on to the Breast Cancer Bill of Rights.

2. Shop Pink to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Browse TakePart's favorite gifts benefiting breast cancer research.

3. Join Stand Up to Cancer and Share Your Personal Connection to Cancer

Everyone has a story to tell. Stand Up to Cancer's My Stand is a place where you can share your personal connection to cancer. Join the Stand Up to Cancer community and post your story today.

4. Donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's goal is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research as well as increasing public awareness about good breast health.

5. Take the Right Action Quiz to Know Your Breast Cancer Risk

Do you know how high your risk is for breast cancer? You can find out by taking this quiz from Right Action for Women: A Christina Applegate Foundation.

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