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Breast Cancer Awareness March

๐ŸŽ—๏ธ Join VSU SWAP in the Fight Against Breast Cancer! ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ

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Breast Cancer Awareness March
Breast Cancer Awareness March

Time & Location

Oct 29, 2023, 10:45 AM โ€“ 1:45 PM EDT

Student Union, N Oak St, Valdosta, GA 31602, USA

About the Event

📅 Date: Sunday, October 29th

🕒 Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

📍 Meeting Point: Student Union, 10:45 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here, and we're on a mission to make a difference!ย 

💪 Join VSU SWAP and be part of our Breast Cancer Awareness March on Sunday, October 29th. Let's come together as students, faculty, staff, and community members to raise awareness and show our support.

Why should you march with us? Here are some eye-opening facts about Breast Cancer that highlight why this cause is so important:*

  • 1 in 8 women, or approximately 13% of the female population in the U.S., will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer exists in every country.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.
  • It is estimated that in 2023, approximately 30% of all new female cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
  • Approximately 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, before cancer has spread outside of the breast, when it is easiest to treat.
  • The 5-year relative survival rate for cancer diagnosed at the localized stage is 99%.
  • Breast Cancer affects both men and women. Yes, it impacts everyone!
  • Early detection can save lives. Regular check-ups and screenings are crucial.
  • Breast Cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Awareness matters.
  • Research and awareness campaigns lead to better treatments and outcomes.
  • Black women are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
  • Black women have the lowest 5-year relative breast cancer survival rate of any racial or ethnic group.
  • 1 in 5 Black women with breast cancer are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which is harder to treat. This is higher than any other racial or ethnic group.
  • Overall, Hispanic women have a 20% lower incidence rate of breast cancer than other groups.
  • Hispanic women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages when it is more difficult to treat.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women.
  • Supporting those affected by Breast Cancer strengthens our community.

Let's walk together, learn more about Breast Cancer, and unite in the fight against this disease. Every step you take with us brings us closer to a world without Breast Cancer. 🌍💗

See you at the Student Union at 10:45 am on October 29th. Together, we can make a meaningful impact!

*Source: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts/

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