Breast cancer Relay for Life set to start in Minot, ND
Jun 8, 2011
The Minot, North Dakota, area is getting ready to host its annual Relay for Life event, with at least one team supporting breast cancer, according to a new report from the Minot Daily News. Many people are excited about the upcoming Relay for Life, set for June 10 to 11.
"It's the biggest fundraiser to help with cancer research and work towards finding a cure," said Merry Plante, the second co-chair of the event.
For one woman, Michelle Betz, breast cancer is something that has been prevalent in her family.
"I went through the same procedure [as my mother.] Breast cancer is a very high risk in our family," said Betz, a participant in this year's Relay for Life.
Breast cancer is diagnosed in more than 200,000 new female patients each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Men are also susceptible to breast cancer, but the rates are much higher in women. All women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms in order to find a tumor at its earliest onset.