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Monday, October 25, 2010

My walk to support breast cancer research

This month is National Breast Cancer awareness month and I'm sure that this is a topic many of us can relate to.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States...Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant(cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease—differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves. Obviously no woman wants to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words "breast cancer" doesn't always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts and finding hope.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually worldwide and about 465,000 will die from the disease. 

While breast cancer is less common at a young age, younger women tend to have more aggressive breast cancers than older women, which may explain why survival rates are lower among younger women. All women are at risk for developing breast cancer. The older a woman is, the greater her chances of developing breast cancer. Approximately 77% of breast cancer cases occur in women over 50 years of age.

White, Hawaiian, and African-American women have the highest incidence of invasive breast cancer in the United States, approximately four times higher than the lowest group.

 Due to breast cancer my uncle lost three sisters to the disease one of them being his twin, it has been something that has stayed with me since a young girl and I've always wanted to do something to show my support for these women.  Hoping to do more in the future I begin this journey by donating not just money but my time and energy as well.

he supported the cause by dressing as a breast

my good friend Mara joined me on this walk :D

“Hope is one of the greatest gifts we have been given. It carries no price tag but its value is priceless. We cling to it when the future looks uncertain and praise it when things turn out better than we could have ever imagined. Hope is the foundation on which we build our dreams and aspirations. It has been the cornerstone upon which ordinary people have accomplished extraordinary things.”
Sandy Lynam Clough

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