Co-workers join forces to fight breast cancer
Oct 12, 2011
Co-workers Beth Dulin and Cathy Cassell have both seen what happens when someone is affected by breast cancer and they wanted to do something about it. The two organized a group for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" charity walk, which will take place in their town this Saturday, according to The Star-Democrat.
"I personally lost a childhood best friend to breast cancer in April of 2010," wrote Cassell in an e-mail to the news source. "Beth's mother, Gerry Penn, was diagnosed with breast cancer and dealt with this over the last year. ... We found this walk in Ocean City and thought this would be a good way to support the cause in honor of the people we care about."
The two have formed a walking team and coined themselves "Wonder Women." Their original goal to raise money was $1,000, they have already raised over $5,000 as of Tuesday, the media outlet reports.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she attends annual mammograms. Those who have an extensive family history of breast cancer may want to start scheduling these appointments earlier to ensure that the disease is caught during its beginning stages.