For nearly four decades, the U.S. has recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, no matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer touches your life. In the United States, about 264,000 women get breast cancer each year. There’s a lot we can do to prevent, better treat and help those who suffer with breast cancer.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take action. Take the Mammogram Pledge to prioritize your health. Walk in a local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, or join a local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Cancer Walk. Enjoy a delicious mocktail instead of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

With advances in detection, treatment, risk reduction and our collective efforts, we can work to beat breast cancer together.