National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

This October, the USA Track and Field Southwestern Association is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms. • On Saturday, October 4th, at the 13th Annual Sister to Sister Fitness Festival & 5K Race/Walk – Cedar Hill, TX. Walkers, volunteers, corporations and community supporters from throughout the Dallas/Cedar Hill community united to walk and address the risks of breast cancer among African American women and women of color. The Celebrating Life Foundation provided culturally relevant information to the community and raised money to continue the work of the foundation.

Pictured from left to right: -Donna Lawrence, USATF South Texas Masters National and World Champion -Tocatta Murphy, USATF Southwestern Association Masters National and World Champion -Tori Polk, USATF 2014 National Indoor Long Jump Champion -Lisa Rosborough, USATF Southwestern Association Masters National and World Champion (Southwestern Association Public Relations Chair)