I’m proud to be a part of this great cause for the 2nd year in a row. I’ve know quite a few survivors of breast cancer and have unfortunately known a couple of losses. If you have the chance to participate in one of these races, I urge you to do so. It’s a chance to get some exercise, learn about breast cancer research, and join with others who feel strongly about this cause. I think we can all manage to walk at least 3 miles/5k to help out in the search for a cure.
Everyone wants to save the tatas, so what can you do? You can do regular self breast exams. As well as clinical breast exams every 3 years starting at age 20, and mammograms every year after the age of 40. Most gynos will do a breast exam during the annual pap smear visit. It’s very important to detect it early, as survival rate is higher. Another great way to help with early detection and finding the cure, is to donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation as well as shop for products donating to the foundation. There are many cosmetic lines now that donate a portion of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
Every year I try to get a group together to do this walk, this year everyone is lazy and chooses to not participate. But I will be there and walking for breast cancer research. It will be my 2nd charitable walk this year. The first was for The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, another great foundation for helping those who suffer from epilepsy. So put on those walking shoes and get out there!
Link to my personal fundraising page:
Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure
Info on Breast Self Exams:
To Learn more about The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida:
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Which year did you walk for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida? Which city? Are you gonna walk in April 2011 with EFOF?
I have walked for the Ronald McDonald house and love it too.
I walked this year for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida in Miami, FL. I plan on walking every year from now on 🙂 Walking for charities feels so rewarding, just knowing how much you are helping the different foundations.
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