October brings cool air and changing foliage but it also brings awareness to one of the most prevalent diseases plaguing our country: Breast Cancer. This year Breyer has taken the call to present not one, but two models to create awareness for this life altering disease!
In America, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life; that’s over 12% of women! Throughout the world, over 10% of all cancer cases are Breast Cancer cases making it the most common type of cancer aside from skin cancers. Sadly it is also the fifth most common cause of cancer death. In 2004 over half a million people lost their lives to this awful disease. Although this disease is far more common in women, it also effects men. About 1% of breast cancer cases are found in men.
Survival rates range anywhere from 98% to 10% depending on what stage cancer it is an other factors. Prognosis in male cases tend to be worse than in women due to delays in diagnosis.
While mortality rates are high and there are new cases every year, strides are being made consistently as far as treatment and outcomes are becoming brighter and brighter every day. This is largely in part to large social awareness about this disease that touches just about everyone in the world at some point in their lives in some way. October has been dubbed “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and each October brings sights of pink ribbons, the symbol of the disease and large public campaigns to help raise funds that aid research.
This year Breyer has taken the initiative to create awareness for Breast Cancer in their own special way. The Traditional scale Breast Cancer Model is a beautiful Andalusian with a flowing mane done in a stunning clear pink plastic. Adorned throughout its body are symbols of the everliving fight against Breast Cancer: the pink ribbon. This stately horse charges strong into a fight that we all are touched by. The Stablemate Breast Cancer Model is prancing strong with the spirit of thousands of survivors behind it. It is done in a transparent pink plastic like its Traditional scale counterpart. These two models not only are wonderful symbols of Breast Cancer but they also are making a change themselves! Proceeds from each of the models will be donated directly to Breast Cancer Research. Way to go Breyer!
Golden Oak Stables has a stable full of every type of horse imaginable, now there are horses of a different color, horses that symbolize hope and change.