In 2009, 40,170 women in the United States died from breast cancer. Thanks to monumental efforts in research and awareness the numbers of women who succumb to this disease are on the decline. None the less it seems that we all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. It might be a friend, relative, or teacher. It may be someone close to you, or just a friend of an acquaintance. But breast cancer seems to touch almost everyone. October is national breast cancer awareness month. Windham Fabrics makes an effort each year to do our part in fighting the battle to cure this disease. A portion of the proceeds of Fight Like a Girl is donated to the Maurer Foundation to help them in their courageous effort to educate women about breast cancer.