Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9th, 2015 by

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Go pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! All throughout this month nationwide charities and organizations will help bring awareness along with raising funds to the treatment and research of breast cancer. Breast cancer is known to be the leading cancer among women, however many forget the importance of detecting the disease in its early stages. The month-long breast cancer health campaign aids in encouraging women to take the proper steps in the stand against breast cancer. We’ve located a few places here in the surrounding Temecula area where you can go to join the fight against breast cancer. Because “No one fights alone”.

On Sunday October 18th, you can take your stand against breast cancer by participating in the San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Many lives are affected by this disease; by joining this fight every step you take is one step closer to putting an end to breast cancer. This event will remember the lives lost to the battle, honor breast cancer survivors, as well as educate and fundraise the fight against breast cancer. For more information visit: http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/PageNavigator/MSABC_FY13_San_Diego_Strides_Walks.html

Carlsbad Premium Outlets Center and Las Americas Premium Outlets have also joined the fight. During the month of October if you make a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen at a Premium Outlet location you will receive 25% off one item from select stores. Stores participating are Adidas, Levi’s, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors and more. Also on  Saturday October 10 from 11am ? 3pm, on-site Representatives from  the Susan G. Komen San Diego organization will also be there to answer questions about the organization and breast health.  On October 17th at Las Americas yoga and Zumba classes will be held from 9am – 2pm. For more information on both visit: http://komensandiego.org/events-calendar/

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation, San Ysidro Health Center and Every Woman Counts have joined forces with Susan G. Komen San Diego to provide free breast exams and mammograms.  The Free Mammogram event will take place Monday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 21st and Saturday, October 24th. To qualify and make an appointment, call 619-662-4199. For more information visit: http://komensandiego.org/events-calendar/

University of California, San Diego Women’s Crew will be hosting their 15th annual Row for the Cure event on Sunday October 25th.  After losing an alumna and family member to breast cancer in 2001 the Women’s Crew began the San Diego Row for the Cure. The event holds races for all ages and levels. All proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation. For more information visit: http://komensandiego.org/event/15th-annual-row-for-the-cure/

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