Breast cancer is one of the most devastating diseases for women since it affects them not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically, too. It strikes young women, but, statistically speaking, the older a woman gets, the more likelihood that they will get breast cancer. Even women in their twilight years may experience the throes of this disease. If that is not bad enough, breast cancer is not gender specific; a man can also get breast cancer. While men are physically affected, it is easier on them emotionally. Psychologically, most people are distressed by cancer.
To help fund cancer research, the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure was developed. The Komen Race is a community event that honors and memorializes breast cancer survivors, co-survivors and those that lost their cancer battle. The courage that women display is not only overwhelming, it is also humbling.
There are many community activists, but one individual especially has committed herself to fighting back against this disfiguring type of cancer and that is through her participation in the Chicago Race for the Cure which is scheduled for Sunday, September 22nd. Dawn Gavic and her team will be present at the Yorktown Center Mall in Lombard, Illinois in order to do just that.
Supporters for this race event help the Susan G Komen Foundation to raise much needed funds for research, education, prevention, advocacy and treatment. While over 1.7 million people take part in the Race for the Cure events around the world, it is always special to have a member of the local community be noticed as one of the important advocates.
When community individuals support a race participant, their donation is tax-deductible. They can send the donation personally to the p articipant or contribute on their behalf directly to Susan G Komen. Each participant is encouraged to create a personal page online and collect donations for their efforts in this method as well. All checks should be made out to Susan G. Komen and sent to 8765 West Higgins Road, Suite 401, Chicago, Illinois 60631. Donations all need to be received by October 31st, 2013.
If you would like to help Dawn, go to her personal page: Click here to visit my personal page. You have an opportunity to join her team as a walker or runner, too. There are also opportunities to participate as a volunteer. Go to the Susan G Komen website for more information. Help Dawn and all of the other wonderful participants fight against breast cancer!