As many of you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign is held every October with the goal of increasing awareness of this terrible disease that remains the 2nd leading cause of death among women.

To bring awareness to breast cancer, many local, state, and national events are held across the country and worldwide. I am sure you have all seen the pink that splashes over the NFL during October, and the numerous walks, fundraisers, and events including the National wear pink day happening on October 21st.

Megabus.com Partners with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Many organizations support this amazing cause including megabus.com. Megabus.com is the first, affordable, express bus service to offer city center-to-city center travel for as low as $1.00. Megabus.com has served more than 50 million customers since its launch on April 10, 2006.

Megabus.com actively supports great causes across the more than 120 North American major cities in which they operate. However, their partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is one they hold very close to their heart.

To support this worthy cause, megabus.com will donate $1.00 to the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation for every Megabus ticket sold on October 18th. Also, during the entire month of October, for every use of the hashtag #megabusGoesPink, megabus.com will donate $1.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an A+ rated, nonprofit breast cancer organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They believe in the power of research, so they provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.

Facts About Breast Cancer

Megabus.com understands the importance of bringing awareness to breast cancer because many of their employees and passengers have faced this horrible disease personally or among their family, friends, peers, and co-workers.

In the United States, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

Breast cancer does not discriminate across gender, age, or racial lines. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.

The most commonly diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Moreover, imagine if you can: on average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.

Every Megabus Ticket Sold On October 18th Goes to Charity

Remember to support this worthy cause, megabus.com is donating donate $1.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every Megabus ticket sold on October 18th.

Also, this October each time the hashtag #megabusGoesPink is used, megabus.com will donate $1.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Please join megabus.com along with millions of people across the United States to not only bring awareness to breast cancer but to end this tragic disease that affects so many individuals and their loved ones across the country.

Be sure to buy a Megabus ticket on October 18th and use the hashtag #megabusGoesPink throughout October! With your help, we can help end breast cancer. There are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today thanks to early detection and treatment options. Research is the key. The more we learn, the sooner we can end this disease.

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