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Children gather to fight against breast cancer

Children from a couple Boston suburbs will be teaming up with firefighters and police departments to sponsor the National Pink Heals Tour, which is a caravan to raise breast cancer awareness, according to The Boston Globe.

"These kids are really in tune with the stress that a cancer diagnosis can place on the entire family, and when they heard that they could make a difference in the lives of other kids who are struggling with breast cancer, they immediately asked what they could do to help," John McDonald, Jr, who helped run the event, told the news source.

The Pink Heals Tour has been to more than 1,000 cities in the past 22 months, and has nearly 40,000 signatures of breast cancer survivors on their pink trucks.

According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news, the death rate has been on a decline since 1990. There are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
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