Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

This year, you can submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to one of three possible themes. Your options are "Hush", "Bang", and "Click". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Monday May 1st 2017

The deadline for entering is Friday May 20th 2017

First place winners in each category (short story, photography, and poetry) will have their entry published on the Ridge Report website and will be awarded a prize.

Click on each category to submit and know about the rules and requirements.

Short Story

Monday, November 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness

October may be most commonly associated with Thanksgiving Day feasts, Halloween and the start of fall, but it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In 2017 an estimated 26,300 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,000 died from it.

Breast cancer accounts for approximately 26% of new cancer cases and 13% of all cancer-related deaths in Canadian women. 1 in 8 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 31 will die of it.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign organized by breast cancer charities every October to raise awareness and funds for researching  more effective diagnosis, treatments, and a potential cure. It was first established in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast-cancer drugs).

Various events are organized in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including runs, walks, and various landmarks, such as the CN Tower are being lit up pink.

Another fantastic event is Pink Day, which takes place on October 12th. where people are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer research. pate at an event such as the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Also, you can donate here to provide a mammogram for someone in need.

But how else can you get involved?

It’s quite easy to start raising money for breast cancer research! You can volunteer or donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.

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