Hot Health: Breast Cancer Awareness. Know the Facts and Support the Cause!

Posted By: Tricia Singh · 10/3/2012 7:13:00 PM

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are healthy ways to support the cause while attacking your fitness goals around NYC.

Click on the links below for information about NYC walk/race events:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has various events around NYC

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, October 21, in various parks/locations in NYC

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer — New York, October 20 and 21

And don’t forget your cute, fashionable pink running gear from companies like Under Armour that has their “Power of Pink” collection with a portion of the proceeds going to breast cancer centers and charities. 

While you are sporting your breast cancer gear, and running or walking for the cause, you have to make sure that you know the facts.

 According to the American Cancer Society:

-Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.

-Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.

-Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

So, get checked, get your gear, get your walk or run on, and support the cause!

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