Couple participates in 3-Day Walk in Cleveland
Aug 2, 2011
Lee and Kathy Giller have raised more than $165,000 at 12 different breast cancer fundraising events, and it is not because Kathy is a survivor - Lee is. Now, they are leading the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Cleveland, Ohio, according to Cleveland.com.
"Male breast cancer is rare but real," Lee told the news source. "[Other 3-Day walkers] still don't associate me with breast cancer unless I talk to them. Even though they put me in the opening and closing ceremonies, people think I'm up there as a co-survivor."
The couple now believes that because of what happened to Lee, Kathy may prevent the disease as she goes for annual exams and gives self-checks, the media outlet reports.
These individuals, and others across the country, walk in hopes of funding more research to promote breast cancer breakthrough news and find a cure.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, whereas men factor to about one in 1,000, but still very possible. However, the death rates have been decreasing over the years, and there are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in America.