It's officially October, which means it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
DID YOU KNOW?
According to komen.org, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer
40,290 breast cancer deaths
Close to 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. However, there is still a 98% survival rate in early detection. This is why it is something all women should be informed about and cautious of.
One of the largest, most widely-known non-profit organizations in support of ending breast cancer is Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Founded in 1982, the organization has invested more than $2.6 billion total into breast cancer reasearch and awareness.
Walton Arts Center and Susan G. Komen have partnered together with a production titled Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour. The show - whose cast is made up of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors - is set in a department store around four women who bond over “the change” they are all going through and discover that laughter is the best medicine. Not only does this one-of-a-kind show give survivors a chance to be open about their experiences, but it also benefits the cause by donating a portion of every ticket sale to end breast cancer! $2 from every ticket purchase will be donated directly to Komen Ozark and can be purchased here!
Just look at how happy those pink, smiling faces are (notice anyone familiar?)!
Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour comes to Walton Arts Center as part of our LOL@WAC Series on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4pm. Check out this clip of the Menopause cast for a sneek peak of what's to come with this hilarious and inspiring production...