Brest Cancer Awareness Month

Too many women are hearing those four words. Breast Cancer Awareness, is an international campaign, that was created in hopes to bring more awareness to the disease and raising funds for research. According to the Breast Cancer Association; Approximately 255,180 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.

Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed in their lifetime. Charities believe that it’s time to find a cure.

“A disease that affects so many directly, deserves a lot of awareness,” President of Klein Oak Against Cancer, Carter Wiegand. “With all the publicity that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has received, there is no doubt that we will raise enough funds, one day be able to find a cure.”

There are many ways for people to get involved. A handful of Charites such as, Susan G. Komen, they are helping to raise awareness by putting on races. Everyone can participate in the races and everything that is bought there goes straight to research.

“We give money directly to the people that have been affected,” Klein Oak Against Cancer Sponsor, Keri Schumacher said. “We love to participate in anything that benefits Breast Cancer, such as races, fundraisers and community volunteering.”

Anyone that has experienced a lost from cancer has more of a personal reason to lend a helping hand. The National Breast Cancer Association states that twelve percent of the population are affected by Breast Cancer. Klein Oak Against Cancer designed shirts and all the money raised will go directly to the people, every single dime counts.

“My grandpa was diagnosed years ago and sadly passed away because of it, so I feel the obligation to assist the ones affected.” Klein Oak Against Cancer Chairman, Stephanie Salamonie. “I think that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is amazing and it shows how selfless people can be. This year we designed a shirt that signified Breast Cancer and we will use all the profit from the fundraiser to go towards hospitals specifically for people that were diagnosed. We want to do whatever we can to help.”