NOVEMBER CAUSES

November, the month to be grateful. Dream Maker Pins has so much to be grateful for. We have a platform that helps spread awareness for causes that are very important to many people. We have products that help us raise money for amazing charities throughout the year. We really do have a long list of things to be grateful for. This month we’d like to highlight some causes that affect a large portion of our population. You may not personally have one of these diseases but when someone you love does you are all a team. No one comes out untouched.

 

November is the following Awareness:

Diabetes

Diabetes is represented by gray ribbons, blue ribbons and a special diabetes special ribbon that combines gray, blue and a small blood drop. Did you know:

• Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to experience hearing impairment

• Nearly ⅓ of those living with diabetes are unaware that they have diabetes

• ⅓ of women living with type I diabetes have developed an eating disorder.

• Half of women who develop diabetes in pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, will develop type 2 diabetes.

• Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Disease is represented by the purple ribbon. Did you know:

• Alzheimer’s Disease sixth leading cause of death in the united states

• Alzheimer’s Disease affects women twice as much than men

• Alzheimer’s Disease is 1 of only 10 causes of death with no cure or preventative medicine

• There is still no one known cause that results in Alzheimer’s disease

• More than 5.8 million Americans age 65+ live with Alzheimer Disease

CoPD Awareness

COPD is represented by the orange ribbon. Did you know:

• In recent years, COPD is one of the leading causes of death in women in the US

• Percentage of both COPD diagnosis and deaths is nearly double in rural areas when compared to metropolitan centers

• Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia–had the highest estimates for COPD diagnosis

• Third leading cause of death in the US

• Fourth leading cause of disability in the US

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is represented by the purple ribbon. Did you know:

• Each year in the US an estimated 150,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy

• 1 out of 10 people may experience a seizure within their lifetime

• 1 in 50 people will have epilepsy at some point in their life

• There are over 40 different types of seizures and they may look different person to person

• Flashing lights may trigger a seizure in approximately 3% of those affected by epilepsy

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer is represented by the purple ribbon. Did you know:

• Third leading cause of cancer-related death in the united states

• Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US

• Pancreatic cancer is most frequently diagnosed in people between the age of 65-74

• About 47 thousand Americans will die from pancreatic cancer this year

• Approximately ⅓ of all cases are linked to cigarette smoking


Stomach cancer

Stomach Cancer is represented by the periwinkle ribbon. Did you know?

• About 6 of every 10 people diagnosed with stomach cancer each year are 65 or older

• Men are more likely to develop stomach cancer than women

• People with the Type A blood group are more likely to develop stomach cancer than other blood types

• Gastric cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide

• Cases of stomach cancer have decreased by 2% a year over the last decade in the US

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is represented by the white ribbon. Did you know:

• Third most common cancer in the US

• More people in the US die from lung cancer than any other cancer

• Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer

• Black men and women are more likely to develop and die from lung cancer

• Approximately 8 million Americans are considered high risk for developing lung cancer

• Exposure to secondhand smoke causes approximately 7,330 lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers every year

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