The American Indian Cancer Foundation’s Pink Shawls Project, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is a breast cancer campaign that brings women together to create shawls to use as educational and awareness tools. (Courtesy photo)
Published October 21, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS – #IndigenousPink Day, on Friday, October 21st, is a national breast cancer awareness campaign for American Indians/Alaska Natives. Today, the American Indian Cancer Foundation asks men and women of all ages to wear pink and share photos on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousPink to spread breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most common cancer found in American Indian and Alaska Native women.
As this is a national awareness campaign, you can participate from wherever you are! The goal of Indigenous Pink Day is to spread awareness and educate all indigenous people on the importance of early detection and remind men and women to keep up to date on their screenings.
Several ways to celebrate Indigenous Pink Day:
WEAR PINK— Wear pink to honor breast cancer warriors and survivors and to spread awareness.
SHARE—Share a picture of yourself on social media wearing pink using #IndigenousPink. Tell your friends and family about Indigenous Pink Day and ask them to wear pink. Encourage your organization or business to wear pink.
CHANGE YOUR COVER PHOTO—Set the #IndigenousPink banner as your cover photo.
GET SCREENED—Talk to your health care provider for advice and information on breast cancer screenings.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY—Like us at American Indian Cancer Foundation, follow us on Twitter @AICAF_Org, like us on Instagram @americanindiancancer and sign up for our newsletter at AICAF.org.
SHOP—Gear up for #IndigenousPink day at: