October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Many of us spent this past weekend in activities that dealt with National Breast Cancer Awareness, increasing public knowledge about the disease, and celebrating with those who have become “survivors.” It always amazes this writer to see the turnout from people across the Rio Grande Valley for these events.
Breast cancer walks have become an integral part of both awareness and fundraising throughout the world. One of the most notable, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which holds more than 130 events worldwide, raised $365 million in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Walking has become the symbolic event of hope for survivors and their families. As Katie Mangan, put it, “Everyone knows someone with breast cancer, or has a direct link to it of some sort.” She believes that walking, especially as a unified group, puts the power to heal and celebrate lives back into the hands – and feet – of survivors and their friends.
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