Charlie’s Place Supports Breast Cancer Awareness!

By October 15, 2014Events, News

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Charlie’s Place will be participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk for the 4th year!  We’ve got our shirts and we’re ready for the 3 miles.

Some of us walk because we’ve lost a loved one, some of us walk because we love someone diagnosed or are ourselves diagnosed, and some of us walk because we don’t want anyone to suffer from this illness anymore. Whatever the reason some down to the bay front and support all of those who walk.

The when:

  • The Making Strides of Corpus Christi walk is on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9 am.

The where:

  • The event will be held at Water Gardens.

To know:

  • The walk will be held rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately
  • Entertainment: You won’t want to miss the fabulous lineup of entertainment planned prior to the walk! Starting at 7:30 a.m., join us for Zumba and other fun activities.  Opening ceremony begins at 8:30am from the stage.
  • Merchandise Tent, opening at 7:30 a.m., for some great Making Strides apparel and many other Making Strides items!  Only cash and credit/debit cards will be accepted- no checks. A limited number of event T-shirts are available for $15 at the Merchandise Tent.

Whether you believe the whole movement is all “pinkwashing” or it’s all legit, let’s talk a bit about breast cancer.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. So no matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. But the most important thing to know is this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated. The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women. The most common symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge.” (komen.org)

Remember the breast cancer doesn’t just attack girls! “All people, whether male or female, are born with some breast cells and tissue. Even though males do not develop milk-producing breasts, a man’s breast cells and tissue can still develop cancer. Even so, male breast cancer is very rare. Less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, and only one in a thousand men will ever be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer in men is usually detected as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. Men carry a higher mortality than women do, primarily because awareness among men is less and they are less likely to assume a lump is breast cancer, which can cause a delay in seeking treatment.” (nationalbreastcancer.org)

Know your facts! Follow the link provided for more information about breast cancer or check out the sources listed in (parenthesis) in the body of the text.

 

National Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer