- This year, an estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease.
- Breast cancer takes another life every 14 minutes.
- Another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes.
- An estimated three million women are living with breast cancer. One million of them don’t yet know it.
In 2011 alone, I had 3 friends diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m happy to report that all three of them kicked cancer’s ass!
I was shocked to learn how prevalent this horrible disease has become in this country. So shocked, in fact, that I’ve committed to doing something about it.
On September 22-23, I’ll spend the weekend walking, along with thousands of other people, in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. On Saturday, I will walk the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles), and Sunday, I will walk a half marathon (13.1miles).
As part of the event, I am required to raise at least $1800. The money raised goes to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to provide access to care and to work toward finding a cure. They provide funding to organizations all over the country in five areas: medical research, clinical care, support services, educational and advocacy seminars, and community-based, non-profit early detection breast health programs.
You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message, which will bring you right to my personal page. Please remember as you’re making your donation that in less than the time it took to read this e-mail, another woman in the U.S. was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Thank you for your support.