RESEARCH SAVES LIVES
The United States Mint is proud of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program and its role in funding research across the entire spectrum of breast cancer, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and metastasis. Breast cancer knows no age, gender, or race. It is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall.
Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
More than 40,000 women and 200 men die from breast cancer each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
Thanks to increased awareness, early detection, and improved treatments, death rates from breast cancer have decreased by 38 percent since 1989.
In 2017, there were more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the country.
IN HONOR OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS DISEASE, PURCHASE A BREAST CANCER AWARENESS COMMEMORATIVE COIN TO SUPPORT RESEARCH TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES AND SAVE LIVES.
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Five-Dollar Gold Coin
The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative $5 Gold Coin has a pink hue, symbolizing Breast Cancer Awareness.