Sunday, October 20, 2013 is the 2013 Komen Race for the Cure at Kapiolani Park. There are various options for participating in this event by walking, running, or even sleeping in. Whatever your decision for supporting breast cancer awareness during this event, fundraising saves lives and helps to fund cancer research. Some stores like iKandy is selling products like t-shirts made for this event and consumers may purchase at the store where all donations will go to breast cancer awareness.
About 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and nearly 40,000 will die from this disease. Breast cancer is not only for women as 2,000 cases in men will be diagnosed and 400 will die from breast cancer this year. But millions of survivors are alive today because of early detection.
There are many risk factors including, but not limited to, ethnicity, age, height, lifestyle, weight gain, alcohol consumption, family history, etc. It is important that women get checked for breast cancer approximately every three years. In addition, women 40 and over should get a mammogram regularly.
From survivors to athletes, many are wearing pink and pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness month, which is October. One pink shirt in particular is at iKandy Hawaii, where pink shirts are being sold as a fundraiser for cancer research. Race participants on the iKandy Hawaii team for the 2013 Komen Race for the Cure, you will get a free iKandy shirt to wear for the race. Non-participants may purchase the same shirt for $20 at the store in Harbor Center.
What are you doing in support of breast cancer awareness?