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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Talk About It

Happy Fall! 

As many of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, and throughout the year, it is very important to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer. One in every eight women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer, while more uncommon, can also affect men and other genders as well. There are many ways to bring awareness of breast cancer: you can post information on social media, donate to organizations, become educated on the impact of breast cancer, wear pink, and also just complete self-checking and annual mammograms as your doctor suggests. I specifically want to talk about an organization that is close to my heart that does amazing things for research, funding, and awareness: Race For The Cure.

The Race for the Cure is a wonderful event by the Susan G. Komen organization. I have participated in this event numerous times. It is a beautiful event that brings many people together to recognize and raise money for breast cancer research. The event is a 5k race (or walk) that people from all over participate in! There are many races that go on through the month of October, especially on the east coast. If you would like more information or would like to join a race I linked the website down below so you can find one near you!

I want to make a special dedication in this article to the beautiful strong women in my life who have battled breast cancer; Elvira, Rose, and Gloria, I love you all endlessly.

Links to Visit!

National Breast Cancer Foundation: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Race For The Cure: https://www.komen.org/about-komen/

Casey is currently at Senior at the University of New Hampshire. She is studying English and Psychology.
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