Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

4th Annual Living Life In Pink Breast Cancer Walk

The writer is freelance journalist & a communications professional. He can be contacted The writer is freelance journalist & a communications professional. He can be contacted
Anna Jefferson | 30 October, 2018, 16:14

Pink uniforms or pink accessories are a pretty common sight at sporting events in October - breast cancer awareness month. While many strides have been made in battling breast cancer, much more needs to be done to find a cure and you can help by making a donation. Convener of the event, Dr Amjad Ali said that that there is significant deviation from internationally recommended evidence-based guidelines in management of breast cancer patients in Pakistan.

More than 60,000 people walked to raise more than $650,000 for the American Cancer Society's efforts to research the disease and educate the public on detection. "Each woman present at the seminar should ensure the information is passed on, which will only multiply the information leading to prevention of breast cancer".

"It's awesome and encouraging and it gives you hope", she said.

What's important for Blake is family - which includes her husband, two children and three step-children - friends and quality of life. "Since then we've done it every year", Kruzic said.

The 49-year-old single mom is one of the 6 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases each year that are initially diagnosed metastatic. Szpara told Salon she found out in 2016, after being cancer-free for seven years, that it had come back and spread to her lungs and liver.

"I just took the scissors and I cried and she cried and we cut it all off", said Jones. Now having a terminal illness, it is very different and it is isolating.

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"Hopefully one day, in the near future, we'll have a big parade in Downtown Starkville", says Young.

"Yes, cancer is a survivable disease in many, many cases". But following her second diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, Hope Scarves removed the language from its website that implied hope was only reserved for those who "beat cancer".

A special address was delivered by two-time breast cancer survivor Mavis Brooks-Salmon, who reminded persons to eat healthy and pay attention to the packaging on their fruits and vegetables.

"We're happy to support the American Cancer Society, and I'm just glad to be here", said event organizer Linda Seaver.

The event was attended by Reham Afandi Saudi, a Saudi zumba coach and breast cancer survivor, who said that she was there to share the positive spirit and give a zumba class for all the women at the event.

Nicole Karlis is a news writer at Salon whose writing has appeared in Marie Claire, the New York Times, the Bold Italic, and other publications.

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