I can't believe it's been two years since they took that big old pomegranate out of me! It's because of my wonderful appendix deciding to rupture when it did, that I had a CT Scan and was one of the lucky ones! So, I figure it's about time I do something and give back!!
I am doing the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women for women's cancers on May 7, in Los Angeles.
With one in three women predicted to develop cancer in her lifetime,
we've all felt the effect of women's cancers.
Your donation can help support cutting-edge research into the cause and cure for women's cancers and advanced early detection at The Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Detection Program at Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Institute at the Samuel Oschin Center, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, and the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program. Money is also provided for much needed psycho-social support services to women with cancer, and their families.
The Facts About Women’s Cancers
It is estimated that in 2010:
- More than 273,000 new cases of women’s cancers will be diagnosed this year in the U.S.
- Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the United States
- Breast cancer will account for 27% of all cancers diagnosed in women in the United States
- Approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are expected this year
- About 15,000 women will die of ovarian cancer
Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2009 Women’s cancers include: breast, uterine, ovary, vulva, vagina
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