Detroit residents walk the 60-miles for Susan G. Komen Three-Day for the Cure
Aug 15, 2011
The Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk for the Cure started up this past Friday in Southeast Michigan, as the the 60-mile journey began and many participated in hopes of breast cancer breakthroughs news, according to The Detroit News.
Lori Lee, 49, helped out at the event, as she passed out water bottles and watched her husband and daughter participate. She wore a pink hat with a pink bra attached, and a shirt that had nearly a dozen names on the back of it of those who have lost or won the battle of breast cancer.
"It's a nice community effort when people are cheering for the same thing," she told the news source. "We walk because we're tired of seeing our family and friends' lives destroyed by this disease."
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, it is recommended for women to get a yearly mammogram once they turn 40 years old in order to catch it in its early stages. There are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. now.