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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 61% Know Someone with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sixty-one percent (61%) of American adults say they know or knew someone diagnosed with breast cancer. A Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 adults found that just 33% didn’t know anyone who was diagnosed with the disease.

Eleven percent (11%) of adults have or will participate in walks for a cure this month. Thirty-two percent (32%) have sent or will send money for the cause. Women (39%) are more likely to donate money than men (25%).

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