At Odd Odd Moe’s Pizza we believe in giving back in our communities. We believe in supporting causes that are close to the hearts of our employees and community. Because of that, we are going to start highlighting different charities throughout the year. Today, we will talk about a few great causes that have many wonderful charities that support them.
Something that is affecting a lot of people every year is breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is coming up this October and we will be highlighting that cause. Breast cancer is something that has affected us personally here at Odd Moe’s Pizza and believe that it is great cause to donate to. Some facts to know about breast cancer is that it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, it is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women. It will affect 1 in 8 women in the United States. That means 252,710 women will be diagnosed each year and that more than 40 thousand of them will die. Men can also get breast cancer. Breast cancer can become very dangerous if it goes untreated.
There are also mutations and specific genetic backgrounds that may increase your chance of developing breast cancer. There are things that people can do to help decrease their chances of getting breast cancer or getting it again. One great thing to do is to exercise! Breastfeeding for a year or more slightly decreases your chances of breast cancer. Of course, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol will improve your overall health and decrease your chances of developing many types of cancers. We all can strive and hope that they are able to quickly and efficiently find a cure for all types of Cancers!
The month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. It also has a specific Suicide Prevention Week and it is September 8th through the 14th. Suicide is something that has affected many. Were you aware that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States? Every single day in the United states 123 people die by suicide, that means someone is dying by suicide every 12 minutes. For every one suicide there is 25 more attempts.
This goes beyond just suicide, only half of people that are having major depressive episodes get treated. However, of those that seek clinical treatment 80-90% of them are treated successfully using therapy and medication. Mental illness issues and depression are highly treatable. There is never any shame in seeking help for your mental health and wellness. Let’s all work together and help destigmatize depression!
There are so many more great causes to fight for! Some other great causes include Ending World Hunger, Ending Domestic Violence, ending Economic Inequality, ending systemic Racism…. There are thousands of causes to choose from and we want to help represent those that need to be represented more! At Odd Moe’s Pizza we really care, we want to help make the world a better place one cause at a time.