"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Friday, October 8, 2010

October is a Month for Celebrating Woman's Issues!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
Did you know:
  • Every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape.
  • About 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.
  • Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.
  • Every 9 seconds in the US a women is beaten, usually by her male partner.
  • Between 15 and 25% of pregnant women are battered.
  • 50% of homeless women and children in the US are fleeing Domestic Violence.
  • 80% of children from homes where partner abuse occurs will become an abuser or a victim as an adult.
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Did you know:
  • Breast Cancer is the number one cause of death in Hispanic women.
  • The risk of breast cancer increases as a woman grows older. The risk is especially high for women age 60 and older. Breast cancer is uncommon in women younger than age 35, although it does occur.
  • Breast Cancer accounts for 1 in 4 of cancer diagnosis in women.
  • The risk of developing breast cancer increases for a woman whose mother, sister, daughter, or two or more close relatives have had the disease. It is important to know how old they were at the time they were diagnosed.
Both of these issues are very important to women.
To find out more information on Domestic Violence go to: http://www.ywcancin.org/.
To find out more information on Breast Cancer go to: http://www.nbcam.org/.

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