Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's October, and all becomes pink, the color that embodies the fight against breast cancer.  I even saw a pink grill on sale!

My mother's first cancer was of the breast, and the cancers that came back came from there.  Knowing that she died of breast cancer makes me passionate about assisting with the many volunteer opportunities for fund raising this month.  I just signed up for numerous shifts for the local Komen Race for the Cure on November 13 (no idea why it's that late....).

The Komen Foundation is one of the largest organizations in the world working with the medical, psychological, political, and societal implications of breast cancer, and announced a major new initiative just a few days ago:

"DALLAS – October 14, 2011 – Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today launched a major new outreach to dramatically improve cancer screening, education and outreach in the Latina community, where breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. The outreach initiative is called Lazos Que Perduran.

Telenovela actress Angélica María, and her daughter, actress-singer Angélica Vale, are among the Latina celebrities helping to launch Komen’s Lazos que Perduran (Bonds that Last) outreach in October. Lazos emphasizes screening, education and support programs to stem breast cancer deaths in women in the nation’s fastest-growing population group.  More than 14,000 of the estimated 200,000 cases of breast cancer expected in the U.S. this year will occur in Latinas; more than 2,200 women of Latin origin will die."

Donate TODAY.  Find out about the Race for the cure nearest you TODAY.  (Just google it if you're not sure).

1 comment:

  1. my cousin was diagnosed earlier this year. she had done the 3 day walk here ins seattle last september and her team walked for her this year. i've supported the event both years. she is planning to do the three day in 2012 as a survivor. onward. xo