Raymond's Pink Pallet Jack Project has raised almost $150,000 for breast cancer organizations and charities over the past five years. "Early detection saves lives", Harting said.
Breast cancer survivors, their caregivers and supporters will gather at the Wabash College football stadium for the annual fundraiser. Although the disease is far more pervasive among women, approximately 500 men also will die from breast cancer this year.
The Sheriff's Office pink patches will be available to the public for a suggested donation of $15.
The American Cancer Society has put out a many great resources in the Breast Cancer section of its website.
As for prevention, Petersen lists overweight, obese, and inactive women as being at a higher risk for breast cancer. About 90 per cent of patients survive for many years after diagnosis when breast cancer is detected at the early stages.
"DeAngelo wants to ensure that no woman (or man) fights breast cancer alone", Risalyn Williams, his wife and executive director of The DeAngelo Williams Foundation, told Today in an email.
Komen's research grant program is supported in part by funds raised by the organization's nationwide network of Affiliates.
The good news is that death rates from female breast cancer dropped 40% from 1989 to 2016.
Leading by example, Dr Karugu got her first mammogram exam at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital during the launch of the campaign, together with others attending the event as a way of motivating more women to participate in the screening. "Whether it's October or any time throughout the year, we offer them". They went to radiation appointments, brought meals, called, texted, sent cards and basically carried her through the ordeal.
"I of course would rather not get attention for having cancer but without God, family, friends and a doctor I trusted this would have been so much worse", Weimert said.