Breast cancer awareness month in October included the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s annual Indigenous Pink Day on the 15th. The national breast cancer awareness campaign for Native Americans was on a digital platform and participants, including those in Immokalee and Tampa, walked wherever they were. Walkers were encouraged to post photos on social media with the hashtag #IndigenousPink.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American Indian women, according to the foundation. The Indigenous Pink Day virtual walk is meant to educate Native communities about the importance of early detection and remind individuals to talk to their doctors about breast cancer screening.