According to breastcancer.org, one in every eight American women will develop some form of breast cancer throughout their lifetime. In 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women despite race or ethnicity.
October is breast cancer awareness month and every year thousands in the tri-state gather to show support and bring awareness to the disease. While there are countless ways for you to contribute like buying pink ribbon items, you may want to be cautious about where you are sending your money. It might seem awfully low but scammers are taking advantage of breast cancer to try and profit from fake charities.
On Monday Tri-State Better Business Bureau Director of Media Services, Oana Schneider, joined 44News this morning to chat about ways you can support the cause without being scammed.