October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional
medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness,
share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
Breast cancer in the U.S. is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. More than 220,000 women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year, and more than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer. There are
over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
LifeScience Moment: A proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors."
On October 3, 1969, a proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted by John McConnell to Peter
Tamaris with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and the modern environmental movement was born.
Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin was instrumental in founding Earth Day as a
teach-in and to "force this issue onto the national agenda.” 20 million Americans demonstrated across
Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in 1995 -- the
highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
"The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful."
Aristotle, Greek philosopher