The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Breast Cancer tie in black. Believing that humor can be a powerful educational tool, Infectious Awareables neckties take an atypical, slightly irreverent approach to some very serious subjects. Shop and take pride in knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to disease research/education. "Start the Conversation!" The battle against BREAST CANCER is not gender specific, nor is the concept of VIGILANCE when confronting serious threats to public health. Early detection through screening – self exam, imaging and clinical exam – can result in successful survival rates exceeding 90%. While awareness is critical, continued VIGILANCE is imperative for detection prior to symptoms, when the condition is most easily treatable. This handsome design features codified reds and pinks, subtly camouflaging a cellular reminder that a serious threat requires constant vigilance. A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" and a source citation are incorporated in the pattern design, which reads: "EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER through screening, self exam, imaging and clinical exam can result in successful survival rates exceeding 90%. While awareness is critical, continued VIGILANCE is imperative for detection prior to symptoms, when breast cancer is most easily treatable." "Original image of breast cancer cell courtesy of National Cancer Institute." Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.