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Local News: Breast Cancer Awareness

Written by: SydneyS

Edited by: ShaheeraK

 

October it’s breast cancer awareness month. It may sound awkward, but this is a very important subject to talk about considering that 1 in every 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed in her lifetime. That translates to an estimated 250,000 women.

 

This disease is the second leading cause of cancer death among women and will take the lives of more than 40,000 women and 460 men each year. This disease can happen to anyone. Every October people recognize breast cancer.

 

William Frederick Halsey, Jr. said, “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”

 

You can help by donating to Susan G Komen group, or any breast cancer group. Big or small, your donations will help. Currently they are having a race called a Race for Cure. Their mission is to “Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.” Most people wear pink to symbolize hope for the cure and survivors. You can even buy T-shirts that say, “Stand up to breast cancer” or “Be more than pink.” There has been a decrease of 38% of breast cancer mortality, and more than 3 million people survived ever since we have realized how much it impacted us.

 

“No woman should die of breast cancer because she lacks resources”, says a survivor, Sheila Taylor-Clark.

 

Fighters do everything to fight the disease and hope they will survive. Everything you need to know about breast cancer and how to help is on http://komenhawaii.org/ or the national website at https://ww5.komen.org/

 

So donate today because every donation counts against breast cancer.