Join WISH 99.7 for the 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure at Schenley Park in Oakland on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th.
This event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to the mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.
REGISTER HERE to run or walk for the fight against breast cancer.
• Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women worldwide.
• 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
• In the U.S., one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes – and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
• 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2015.
• Men also develop breast cancer. In 2015, approximately 2,350 men will be diagnosed, and 440 men will die as a result of breast cancer.
Four Steps to Better Breast Health
• Know your risk. Learn your family history, and talk to your health care provider about your personal risk.
• Get a clinical breast exam at least every three years, beginning at age 20. Beginning at age 40, get annual clinical breast exams and mammograms. If you are at high risk, ask your physician which screening tests are right for you.
• Know what is normal for and report any breast changes to your health care provider.
• Make healthy lifestyle choices such as, maintaining a healthy weight; exercising; breast-feeding, if possible; limiting alcohol consumption; and limiting postmenopausal hormone use.