(Miami, Florida) – The SUSAN G. KOMEN Foundation organized its 16th annual Race for the Cure taking place at Bayfront Park, where thousands of wholehearted, eager runners were ready to stump the floor at the start line. The race began promptly at 8:30 a.m. on NE 3rd Street and made its way through the reminiscent streets of old downtown. WGIRLS Miami participated in this year’s race after also promoting hand-made envelopes to help raise additional funds for the cause.
The Foundation started back in 1982, when a courageous Susan G. Komen lost her three-year battle to breast cancer. Her sister, Nancy, haunted by the memory of her last conversation with Susan, decided to take matters into her own hands to start raising awareness on this serious illness. This movement has completely transformed the way people think about breast cancer today, and it has played a major role in research efforts, and in the development of medical advances.
Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women in the U.S. alone and an estimated 25 million women around the world. A regular yearly checkup is the most important step to take in preventative care, and can help detect cancer early on which will allow the patient to undergo immediate medical treatment.
If you, or someone you know, may be at risk of having breast cancer, make sure to get your mammograms taken care of. You should also educate yourselves on the subject by talking to your doctor and visiting the following websites:
- The Etiquette Girl