Wellness Wednesday 4/15
Breast Cancer Awareness
Since I’m participating in the walk this Saturday, I thought it would be only fitting for this Wellness Wednesday to talk about Breast Cancer. I have had several friends pass away of breast cancer and relatives who are in remission, so this hits so close to home for me…we have come so far but yet still have work to do…
Who’s Walkin With Me!!!!
Race For The Cure April 18, 2015
(fun pics to come)
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is estimated that more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2010. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure.
But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
The Susan G. Komen® national website, www.komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease
IUPUI Sponsor Spotlight
By: IUPUI Representative
The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure has become a springtime tradition at IUPUI and neighboring Military Park. That area hosts much of the pre-Race activity, as well as both the start and finish lines of the racecourse used by the runners and walkers.
The annual Race for the Cure raises money for cancer research, support programs and more. Komen has provided vital knowledge to help women and men take steps to avoid the disease where possible and deal with it when it strikes. That first Race for the Cure in Dallas, which attracted about 800 participants, has grown into a global effort.
In the past, some of the research funds have stayed local, including funding to cancer research teams based at IUPUI. In addition, the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank, the first healthy breast tissue bank in the world, is housed in the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center to assist researchers in their efforts.
The schedule of events include the colorful Pink Parade & Survivor Village, honoring survivors and their supporters, the Kids’ Zone and Village, live entertainment and celebrity remarks, a One-Mile Family Walk and — of course — thousands upon thousands of pink T-shirts filling the IUPUI grounds and the city streets that make up the Race for the Cure course.