Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Breast Cancer....

Is a serious problem. Millions of women all over the world are effected by this dreadful disease. A group of amazing women that I know from weight watchers are participating in the Race for the Cure in Boston and have a goal of raising $20,000 as a team. They are a little over $15,000 so far and I am beyond proud of them. I know many of you are focusing your giving on Katrina victims and other charities. If you would like to help my friends out, they would greatly appreciate it! You can check out their fund raising efforts on the Susan G Koman website.

5 comments:

  1. My sister is a survivor and I constantly give to the Komen Foundation. She was diagnosed at 34, 1 month after her wedding. We have no history of breast cancer in our family, so this was very startling.

    The only magnetic ribbon I have put in my car is the pink breast cancer ribbon.

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  2. I'm always applauding people who contribute to cancer funds. I hope your friends are able to raise the amount they want to.

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  4. Whoa! Talk about a spam attack!

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  5. Anonymous4:04 AM

    Breast Cancer ribbon
    Common Breast Cancer Myths

    The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

    Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

    Third is that it is solely hereditary

    The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

    Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

    Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

    You can find a number of helpful informative articles on Breast Cancer ribbon at breast-cancer1.com

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