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October Events: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Races

By Callie Leahy 10.3.14

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, more than 100,000 men and women in the Lone Star State were living with breast cancer in 2011.

For men and women in Texas, breast cancer is not only a possibility, it’s part of their day-to-day lives. They’re either living with one of the 2.9 million survivors in the U.S., remembering a lost loved one, or battling through the course side by side with a friend, co-worker, or family member.

Help Create Awareness

Knowing and sharing information, warning signs, and resources can be a huge help. Here are a few good resources:

  • Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit based in Dallas, offers information on risk factors, screening and detection, diagnosis, treatment, financial support, and survivorship.
  • Cancer.org‘s thorough guide to breast cancer conditions includes understanding your pathology report, treatments and side effects, and survivor stories.
  • Breastcancer.org covers day-to-day life with breast cancer and ways to lower your risk.

Join the Cause

Join your fellow Texans this month to bring breast cancer awareness to our communities by participating in one of the many Susan G. Komen or Making Strides events available across the state. Here’s a rundown: 

North Texas

South/East Texas

West Texas

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