Cancer Cure a “Click” Away
South Florida is decorated in pink this month, and for good reason. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it brings the Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein great pride to put charitable donations into such a cause. Through our firm’s Facebook fundraising campaign, we’re building local business relationships and donating money to Susan G. Komen for The Cure. (There are still a few days left in October to click “like”) But what many young people don’t know is Komen is giving back by offering college scholarships to students directly affected by breast cancer. In 2001, Komen established the college scholarship program to help students with financial burdens due to the loss of a parent to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger. The award is a generous scholarship of $10,000 a year for up to four years to attend a state university. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. The Komen website has more on eligibility and this year’s deadline to apply is November 15th. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States (behind skin cancer). According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. 40,000 of women will die this year. But the good news is today there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US. Every member of our firm knows someone affected by the disease; we hope you’ll join us in raising the breast cancer survivor rate this year!