F1 to 'turn pink' in Austin for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sep 30, 2017, 02:24
F1 to 'turn pink' in Austin for Breast Cancer Awareness

A special Breast Cancer Awareness Day is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.to noon in the Wickenburg Hospital activity room with speakers, refreshments and a special tribute to breast cancer survivors.

"By showing the proper advancements in medicine and education, people will see that breast cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence and that there is hope".

"Every penny goes towards breast cancer", said Austin.

It's important visit your doctor annually. Women 55 and older can switch to mammograms every two years or continue with yearly screenings.

At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States.

Scenes from Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Massachusetts
Scenes from Susan G. Komen Race for the CureNBC Boston

Additionally, we helped to develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. According to Austin, one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease.

For example, drinking alcohol has been linked to breast cancer. National numbers show 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and that 99 percent of all breast cancer cases are in women, but one percent are in men, so talking to your doctor is a must. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, ideally outside enjoying parks and recreation areas. Women are urged to talk to their doctor about the benefits and risks.

Maintaining a healthy weight also plays a part in elevated risk, especially after menopause.

The Sisterhood has its Pink Week walk on October 28 when its team, "TBO Sisterhood We're Pink" walks at Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale for the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk in memory of Sisterhood members who were taken too soon from cancer. This campaign is really about trying to raise awareness so that everyone out there knows they can get great care and support. The walk begins at 9. Perhaps this year's most absurd well-meaning product is from "bulk materials handling" company Martin Engineering, which is donating $50 from the sale of each of its pink "truck vibrators" to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The run is a 5k, with turnouts at 1,2, and 3K.

This year's walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 15.