It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and during this month, we focus our attention to honor Jamie Smith, sister of Tyler Miller. She was one of the biggest supporters of M CON and after a tough fight, passed away in late 2020 from her battle with breast cancer. Jamie’s name is proudly displayed on the M CON boat and throughout our merchandise as a way to keep her beautiful legacy alive. Jamie’s birthday was the 17th of this month, so let’s continue celebrating her life that was taken too soon.
As a boater, there are ways to show your love and support to those who are battling or have battled breast cancer. Below are several ways to show your support during this month of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Did you know that one in eight U.S. women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Like many of you, this cause lies near and dear to our heartsIf you want to show your support, you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month – even when you’re out on the water.
1. Host a Boat Wash
Sure, we’ve all heard of a charity car wash. However, what about a boat wash?
An easy way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to transform your dock into a boat washing station. Charge either a flat rate or by donation. Then, invite your friends to get a scrub. Afterward, donate the proceeds to a local (or national) breast cancer organization.
2. Attend an Event
Throughout October, there are many boating breast cancer events that you can attend. If you’re unsure where to find them, check with your local boat club, marina, or breast cancer organization.
3. Wear Pink on the Water
October 21st is the official “wear pink for breast cancer day.” Who says you can’t participate on the water? Showing your support can be as easy as sporting a pink shirt or jacket.
4. Educate Yourself
It doesn’t matter whether you’re on water or land – it’s essential to educate yourself on breast cancer and its implications. As we mentioned, breast cancer affects 12.5 percent of U.S. women. Therefore, it is likely that you or someone close to you is directly impacted by this disease.
5. Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Research shows that being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol, and eating fruits and vegetables are linked to a lower risk of breast cancer. As boaters, we’re lucky to spend a lot of time being active in the great outdoors. If your boat days usually consist of sitting behind the wheel with a cold one, Breast Cancer Awareness Month can be a reason to hop in the water.
Conclusion: Try One of These Boating Activities During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Hopefully, these boating activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month offered a bit of inspiration on how to spend the rest of October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month allows boaters to come together with their boating community to make a difference – and we hope you’ll consider the suggestions in this post!
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