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Reporting with Hills Pride

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    Believe in Pink, Fight for Pink

    About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

    The statistics may be negative, but that has never stopped the hope and faith of people who care. Many organizations, schools, and teams are supporting breast cancer awareness.

    For example, the entire NFL has dedicated itself to Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink ribbon pins and attire, and creating the foundation “A Crucial Catch,” which is in partner with the American Cancer Society.

    The organization stresses the importance of annual screenings for breast cancer.  In addition, The NFL Referee’s Association presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a check for $14,000 and Madden video games are giving their proceeds to the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation.

    At Pascack Hills, some students in TAC participated in an event sponsored by the organization

    Making Strides, which holds an annual walk to unite everyone against breast cancer. Since 1993, seven million walkers have raised over $400 million towards the battle against breast cancer. In 2010 alone, more than 800,000 walkers earned over $60 million dollars.

    The Making Strides walks are 3.5 miles, are completely non-competitive, and raise money.

    Finally, the leader of all the breast cancer support organizations is the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. It was inspired by Susan’s concern for other women who suffer or have suffered through breast cancer as she did.

    Even though she spent endless hours in the hospital, all she could worry about were the others who were struggling with breast cancer. That’s when her sister, Nancy G. Brinker, promised her to continue and fight breast cancer to the end.

    Since its start in 1982, Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation has raised over $1.9 billion dollars towards research and the movement itself.

    Certain events such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, as well as donators, partners, and sponsors, help shape this non-profit organization.

    In 2011 alone, 2.6 million U.S. people with breast cancer survived, and the deadline for a cure is set for 2020.

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