Take a step in the right direction in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Every step you take can make a difference in the lives of women across the nation. Breast cancer affects nearly 12% of women at some point in their lives. Whether you are a survivor, undergoing treatment, or have a loved one who has been affected by breast cancer, you know what a devastating disease it is. The physical challenge is accompanied by stress and an emotional roller coaster ride.
Breast cancer can occur in the glands that make breast milk (lobules) or ducts (connective tubes), but can also occur in other tissue, blood vessels, or lymph vessels. Prevent breast cancer by getting regular screening mammograms after age 40. You should also perform a monthly self-exam to check for any changes, lumps, or anything unusual in your breast or underarm area. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough sleep. Living healthy is a way to keep your body in shape to fight off breast cancer.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity walk benefits the local American Cancer Society. The walk may range from 3 to 5 miles. You can raise research funds by being an individual walker or part of a team. It’s a great opportunity for groups, clubs, schools, or other organizations to get involved. Find out if your employer offers matching donations. You can also volunteer to help run and organize the event if walking isn’t for you. Participants are urged to raise at least $100. Donations can be made in person at the event or though an online program.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity walk will take place on October 20, 2012, at 9:00 AM in Vinoy Park located at 701 Bayshore Drive NE, Saint Petersburg. Click here to join the walk and be a part of the St. Petersburg General Hospital team. You can also call 1-800-227-2345 to get more information about the national program, which has raised over $460 million in the past 9 years. Raising money and awareness helps to stop breast cancer in its tracks.