I am walking in the Komen Race for the Cure in Columbus Ohio on May 19th. Our team will be wearing pink camo t-shirts that say “Remember the Mammo” to remind women to get their yearly mammogram.
According to www.bjc.org, “mammograms find between 85 and 90 percent of breast cancers. That's why it's so important for a woman to combine an annual mammogram with monthly breast self-examinations and a physical examination of the breasts by her personal physician. And mammography finds cancers up to two years before they can be felt, which means at a very early stage, when the cancer is most curable.
The single greatest magnifier of the risk of contracting breast cancer is age. At age 25, your chances are one in 19,608. At age 50, your chances are one in 50. At age 65, your chances are one in 24. And your overall lifetime risk is one in 8. Another strong risk factor is a personal or family history of breast cancer.”
Please consider walking in your local area to help raise money to find a cure.
These t-shirts, as well as other pink camouflage products can be ordered at www.teamcamogear.com.
For additional information regarding races in your local area, please go to http://ww5.komen.org/