October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a designation meant to increase public knowledge about a disease that is predicted to kill 40,920 women in the USA this year. It is a very Western way to present cancer survivorship; any cancer diagnosis is scary, as it brings to light human mortality.
For Johnson, 58, it was the first run since she was diagnosed with breast cancer the day after Christmas past year.
The banquet guest speaker, Aniela McGuinness, a ilm and television actress, shared her story of being a breast cancer survivor.
In 2007 at the age of 30, and 7 months pregnant with her second son, MacGregor found out she had stage 2 breast cancer. This year Avon joined us as the first ever National Presenting Sponsor.
"We are so grateful for the generous support of Medical Alert", said Donald Carlino, Director of Regional Corporate Relations for American Cancer Society. "He was the first man I knew that had breast cancer but we had a very supportive doctor that helped us through it".
"Seeing all the pink capped heads bobbing in the pool and swimming in the races was incredible and a great way to raise awareness about breast cancer and uninsured patients", said Moss. "There is so much money and emphasis on awareness, but we need more research to extend my life". "They did not lose, but we celebrate those who are still here". There are ways to prevent this by knowing your body and knowing what to look for; it is the best way to prevent diseases and to stay healthy.
Shonda Davis, the mistress of ceremonies, won her fight against breast cancer.
Young also says she wants to one day be able to provide free information in addition to free items that cancer survivors may not easily have access to. I have already started drafting the 2019 breast cancer awareness campaign, as awareness is a continuous task.
From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors an opportunity to remember loved ones lost.