MIO conducts breast cancer awareness programme

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In addition to raising awareness, some teams have also raised funds. One of them took place at Marlins Park in Miami, and the other at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale.

Peshawar on Saturday observed Breast Cancer Day with an aim to highlight challenges being faced by medical professional and patients embattling the unsafe illness.

"It's unbelievable to look back and see what journey we came through and at the lows and the highs and know that we are here two feet on the ground being able to walk and support everyone that's here", says Sharon Parlapiano, a cancer survivor.

Darin Sabban, the captain of Swish Academy, said: "Whether you are a breast cancer fighter or a normal person, it is really important to know that sports adds a lot to our lives as females". "It's all about making sure that breast cancer is eradicated, and with prevention and education awareness, we know that we can do that".

Opening remarks were delivered by Elektralyets Foundation President Mercedes "Elektra" van der Waals Wyatt and Positive Foundation President Shelly Alphonso, who both urged participants to take advantage of the last few free screenings that were still available for October.

Throughout the evening statistics are read to the crowd and people decorate the walls with small in memorium signs - paper decorations with the names of loved ones impacted by cancer.

"Cancer affects so many people", Kruzic said.

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"During your teenage years it's easy to focus on just yourself, but this teaches them to think about compassion".

"Hopefully one day, in the near future, we'll have a big parade in Downtown Starkville", says Young. "We are like the kids sitting back in the back of the classroom getting an F, and it is hard to walk into stores and see everything pink".

According to Douglas County Cancer Services, Roseburg has donated between $1,500-$1,800 each year to the organization, which provides financial services for cancer patients in Douglas County.

"It sent me to the hospital but I'm still here", Hernandez said.

"So our walk is just a little bit different".

A personal stylist used her skills to host a fundraising event for cancer research.

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