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October 21 is the American Indian Cancer Foundation's 2 Annual Indigenous Pink Day.


MINNEAPOLIS - Indigenous Pink Day, on Friday October 21 , is a national breast cancer awareness campaign for American Indians/Alaska Natives. The AMERICAN INDIAN CANCER FOUNDATION asks men and women of all ages to wear pink and share photos on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousPink to spread breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most common cancer found in American Indian/Alaska Native women. The goal of Indigenous Pink Day is to educate all indigenous people on the importance of early detection and remind men and women to keep up to date on their screenings. This is a national awareness campaign, so you can participate from wherever you are!

To celebrate Indigenous Pink Day with us on Friday, October 21:

Wear pink. Wear pink to honor breast cancer warriors and survivors and to spread awareness.

Share. Share a picture of yourself on social media wearing pink using #IndigenousPink. Tell your friends and family about Indigenous Pink Day and ask them to wear pink. Encourage your organization or business to wear pink.

Get screened. Talk to your health care provider for advice and information on breast cancer screenings.

Change your Facebook cover photo. Set the #IndigenousPink banner as your cover photo.

Join our community. Like the American Indian Cancer Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, like us on Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.

Find resources. Check out our breast cancer awareness webpage to learn about key facts, Pink Shawls and how #IndigenousPink can have an impact year round by becoming an Indigenous Pink Leader.

About the American Indian Cancer Foundation:

The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to address the tremendous cancer inequities faced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn more at


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