Fitness Facts: Breast cancer awareness

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In a note on Twitter, DeAngelo said he chose 53 women because it was a "significant number" that represented "how old my mom was when she lost her battle to breast cancer".

Breast cancer has affected our patients, our mothers, our sisters, our colleagues, our friends ... and ourselves.

McMullen points-out a variety of initiatives throughout the year that Emergency Services gets behind.

"To be able to help all these women is awesome". "We are enabling them to get this care that no one should ever be denied or not have access to".

Throughout September and October, Real Men Wear Pink participants encourage community members to take action in the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink and raising money through the fundraising challenge.

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The organization also shared their impressive accomplishment on Facebook Wednesday, revealing that they "have sponsored well over 500 mammograms and have no plans of stopping".

Timiskaming Paramedics have changed the colour of their epaulettes worn on the shoulders of their uniforms for the month of October as a show of solidarity to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The foundation eventually hopes to host a free mammogram screening event in every state.

In recent years, the NFL's partnership with the American Cancer Society has broadened its focus to prevention and early detection of several cancers, including breast cancer, with the "Crucial Catch" program.

Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu (right) is enlightened about breast cancer screening by radiographer Margaret Kagi (second right) at the Nyeri Referral Hospital yesterday.

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