The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 890 women in the state of Montana will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. In the greater Gallatin Valley, in 2018 one fourth of breast cancers were diagnosed in women under the age of 50. And, while not as common, men are diagnosed with breast cancer; approximately 2,600 men a year throughout the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designated as October in 1985 to raise awareness and gain funding for research for a cure, while elevating education around the importance of annual/early screening.
PNKBZN, a community-wide campaign for the month of October, was the brainchild of local Bozeman organizations: Bozeman Health, Advanced Medical Imaging, Cancer Support Community, Montana State University, Montana State University Athletics, and Downtown Bozeman Partnership, with graphic design support from PRIME Incorporated. PNKBZN seeks to enhance local awareness of the importance of following screening guidelines for breast care, how to access screenings and diagnostic screenings and other resources, increase the community conversation around cancer awareness, and provide inspirational stories of men and women in our community who are living with breast cancer.
Downtown Bozeman will turn pink for the entire month of October with pink street banners lining Main Street, window decorations featuring cancer survivor stories, breast cancer facts, and Pack the Place in Pink information. A calendar of associated events, community resources, and programs is located at PinkBozeman.com, hosted by PNK BZN community partners, with inclusions from other community partners.
Breast cancer affects our families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues—read the stories of survivors and oncology physicians and be inspired by their strength.
Bozeman Businesses host a various PINK events and promotions for the month of October benefiting several local non-profits aimed at breast cancer awareness and education. Visit DowntownBozeman.org for a list of all participating businesses, events and promotions.
For the month of October, a benefit for Cancer Support Community. Visit CancerSupportMontana.org for a list of all participating businesses and activities.
Limited edition apparel items go on sale at the MSU Bookstore and Universal Athletic. A portion of sales go directly to the Pack the Place in Pink organization. For more information about Pack the Place in Pink, visit packtheplaceinpink.org
Tickets ($40 each, 6-8pm). Scrumptious small plates and craft beers at Montana Ale Works. Visit CancerSupportMontana.org.
Bozeman Health's mobile screening program - offering free health screenings, immunizations, and services to adults across southwest Montana. The Healthcare Connections bus, times and locations are below. Visit BozemanHealth.org for more information.
"7 Wonders of Bozeman" tickets $125/person or $950/table (8 people), visit CancerSupportMontana.org.
Mass Yoga Event, Gallatin Valley Mall - 9am-11am. $10/ticket, visit CancerSupportMontana.org.
MSU Volleyball Game vs Sacramento State. Tickets $3 each, everyone is encouraged to wear pink. Visit MSUBobcats.com
Bozeman Icedogs hockey game, 7:30pm at Haynes Pavillion. Visit CancerSupportMontana.org.