Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk attracts 17000 participants


It was a sea of pink at Canalside Saturday morning as thousands of walkers and runners came out for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and run. Over 500 people walked around UNOH’s campus for the 5th annual walk – which continues year to year because the treatment for breast cancer is always needed.

Ms Lily Chan, 53, gives the thumbs up to her friends and supporters as she walks down the catwalk. “Statistics show that 3,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the US, and 1 in 8 women are diagnosed every year, so it’s very close to you”.

“Cancer has a one degree separation”.

Shelley Barnes, a young two-time breast cancer survivor, spoke with Roland Martin about her battle with the often times deadly disease, discussed why so many Black women are dying from it, and what young Black women should be doing now.

More than 2,300 Mississippians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

So from the day she got that phone call about her test results, just days before Christmas, it was a shock.

Governor Pence declared October 16 through the 22 Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week in IN with the hopes of drawing more attention to the disease and getting more men to know how to detect the symptoms.

Doctors say finding breast cancer when it is in the earlier stages is critical for a person’s chance of survival. Screening mammography is able to find most lumps two to three years before a woman can feel them herself, and research has shown a 25 per cent reduction in deaths from breast cancer among women who screen regularly.

Regional Aboriginal cancer lead Crystal Davey said health officials are trying to promote screenings for breast cancer throughout October.

Join us and together we will walk for a world without breast cancer.

The racial gap for breast cancer deaths is closing, particularly among younger women, US health officials reported Thursday.

“We want to see as many people in the gym as possible to help raise lots of money and awareness for a hugely worthwhile cause”.

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