BENEFITING: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jan 17, 2011
I had a friend named Shannon Tavarez who recently died of cancer after fighting it for several months. According to www.about.com approximately 1500 people die each day in the United States due to cancer. About 3,400 people are diagnosed with cancer each day in the U.S. I'm hoping my everyone will join me to raise money for Campaign for Cancer Prevention. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization, according to them: "mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.
In 2010, the American Cancer Society estimates that about 207.090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States, and that 40,230 women will die from the disease. At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. In men, 1,970 new cases are projected in 2010, with 390 deaths. "
Did you know:
1.In 2010, the American Cancer Society estimates that 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) will be diagnosed among women in the United States, with 39,840 deaths.
2.There will be approximately 54,010 new cases of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ, Stage 0), the non-invasive, earliest form of breast cancer.
3.Incidence rates for female breast cancer dropped from 2001 through 2004. This decline is possibly related to a drop in the use of hormone replacement therapy as well as the recently reported drop in screening mammography.
Note: In research reported in April 2008, the NCI reports that while the rate of invasive breast cancer decreased significantly in Caucasian women by the end of 2003, the incidence rates did not change significantly for African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Asian American/Pacific Islander women. It is thought that the widespread discontinuance of the menopausal hormone use had a greater effect on Caucasians. >>read more (scroll down)
4. In men, the ACS estimates 1,970 new cases in 2010, with 390 deaths.
5.Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
6. Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers can be attributed to genetic predisposition; 20% to 30% of women with breast cancer have a family member with the disease.
7.Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women (excluding skin cancer). Worldwide, approximately 1.3 million cases of breast cancer will be detected each year.
8. In her lifetime, 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer.
9. One out of 210 breast cancer cases occur in women under the age of 40.
10. Overall breast cancer incidence rates are lower in African-American women than in white women. However, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer.
11. Asian, Hispanic and American Indian women have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer incidence and mortality.
How would you feel if you or someone else you knew had breast cancer, think about how much pain they would have to go through with such little chances of surviving. Having to get so much shots , having to stay hospilized with tubes injected inside of them. However there is a way out of this: give to my cause I dont care how much it is .1 to 1M dollars still makes a difference. You'll be able to wake up every day knowning you've did something right. But if you don't think about what you've done, think about the chances of you getting breast cancer yourself.Please consider giving to my cause, and together we can make the world a better place. If you can't afford to donate, I'd really appreciate if you'd share this with your friends. It's your choice and remember, do the right thing.
Thanks so much,