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October 25, 2013

Making Strides walk to battle cancer set for Sunday

Breast cancer seminar coming next week at FMH

LOUISVILLE — Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will unite to fight breast cancer and save lives at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk.

This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provides hope to all people facing the disease. It begins at 1 p.m., with registration at 11:30, Sunday, Oct. 27, at Waterfront Park in Louisville.

Greater Louisville’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is one of more than 300 walks being held across the country this year.

The 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will also hold special meaning as the American Cancer Society celebrated its 100th birthday this year and hopes to make this cancer’s last century.

In 2013, it is estimated that over 232,340 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. In Kentucky and Indiana, this year alone over 7,800 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it is estimated that 1,440 women will die of this disease.

Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the American Cancer Society save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well by taking steps to prevent cancer or find it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research; and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

 

FREE SEMINAR ON TAP FOR NEXT WEEK

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana will host a free breast cancer prevention and treatment seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the hospital, 1840 State St., New Albany.

Join breast cancer specialists, including oncologists and hematologists, a radiation oncologist and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon for this free evening presentation of all the latest breast cancer information. Each physician will present on prevention and treatment topics including genetic testing and counseling, lifestyle modification, prevention options for high-risk patients, breast cancer surgery, including prophylactic mastectomy, breast reconstruction and radiation options. Following their presentations, the physicians will participate in an open question and answer session with attendees.  

A complimentary meal will be served and informative booths with breast cancer information will be available. Meal and booths open at 5:30 p.m. and the seminar begins at 6 p.m.

Registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or visiting floydmemorial.com/events.

 

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