is raising money and awareness for breast cancer research and our readers can do their part. In addition to making a difference, your participation could win you two tickets to the November 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons that includes parking, food and drink. provided these statistics:

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.About 40,450 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2016 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.

To get involved and be included in the drawing for the luxury suite tickets, take a look at the rules to enter the contest below.

1. Upload a photo of you or your family wearing PINK Buccaneers gear. For every photo entry we receive, Pewter Report will donate $5 to The American Cancer Society*.

2. Share your photo link through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, text or any way you can to get votes. At the end of the contest voting period, the photo with the most votes will win TWO TICKETS to the Luxury Suite for the November 3rd Buccaneers vs. Falcons game.

3. All photo entries must be uploaded by Friday, October 21, 2016 11:59pm EST.

4. Voting for photos entries will open Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00am EST and conclude October 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. thanks our readers for helping raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. Go to for more information.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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