October 1, 2017

Indigenous Pink Day: Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Indigenous Pink Day, on October 19, 2017, is a national breast cancer awareness campaign for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most common cancer found in American Indian/Alaska Native women. 

The goal of Indigenous Pink Day is to educate all Indigenous people about the importance of early detection and remind women to keep up to date on their screenings. 

This is a national awareness campaign, so you can participate from wherever you are! Below are some various ways you can celebrate Indigenous Pink Day with us!

Get Screened.
Talk to your health care provider for advice and information on breast cancer screenings.

Join the AICF community.
Like the American Indian Cancer Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, like us on Instagram and sign up for their newsletter.

Any amount helps the American Indian Cancer Foundation continue to work towards eliminating the cancer burdens on American Indian families through education, prevention, early detection, treatment and survivor support.

Wear Pink.
Wear pink to honor breast cancer warriors and survivors and to spread awareness.

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.

These skirts and dolls were handmade by Margaret Judy Kakenowash Azure (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), a two-time breast cancer survivor. The dolls and skirts each represent the strength and courage of battling and surviving breast cancer. Judy is an amazing artist and warrior, and we are so blessed to be able to work with her to share her story and journey and to help get her beautiful work out to more people. In honor of Indigenous Pink Day, her work is on sale for one week. They are truly extraordinary works of art.

View her collection at shop.beyondbuckskin.com, and learn more about the American Indian Cancer Foundation at www.americanindiancancer.org