Avon Philippines Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade

Leslie Hanson
October 10, 2018

Say no to smoking- Smoking doesn't only cause lung cancer but also affects the breast.

Colfax is painting the town pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. "The sooner it is detected, the better the chances of survival, especially for those who have a family history of breast cancer". We all have the power in our hands to limit this disease.

For the 8th consecutive year, October is marking the beginning of breast cancer awareness month in the Principality and across the world, in over 200 cities and 40 countries.

"I am proud to be able to play a part in the fight for awareness and funding by making our already-stunning Smith Street bridge even more eye-catching, all month long".

"They didn't want breast cancer, but if they've got somebody who can help then that's what they need", said Nurse and Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Deidre Smith.

For Reyes, her team's participation in breast cancer awareness was more personal. "It's a really cool event because alums usually have made the posters and the banners that we have, and so for them to look back and to see that we're still doing it 10 years later makes it good for our alumni relations and our Greek community".

Breast cancer affects about one in eight women in the United States over the course of their lifetime, and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. Funds raised by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative are granted into various Wyoming breast cancer programs and are also used to fund a statewide voucher program through the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services. These factors are only increasing the burden of breast cancer.

Tickets start at $100, and the money will benefit Komen Michigan, the American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, and the Van Andel Institute.

"The Zeta foundation gives back to Zetas across the nation that helps us put on events like this", she said.

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