According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Many people affected by this illness like to host or participate in events that will raise awareness and money for research.
For example, new breast cancer supporter and survivor news comes from a family that will be running together in the Leicester, U.K. Race for Life 5k after two of its members were diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the Leicester Mercury.
Deborah Hunt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, will be racing with her two daughters. Her sister, Sarah, was diagnosed with the illness shortly after Deborah's own diagnosis.
"My sister was also diagnosed with breast cancer. She would never have gone to the doctor if it hadn't been for my case," Hunt told the newspaper.
The Race for Life is a two day event to raise breast cancer awareness
, which includes a 10k race on Saturday and two 5k races on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research UK. There are over 6,000 people expected to participate in the event. According to the news source, the race will be accepting monetary donations as well as unwanted clothes that can be sold in Cancer Research UK's stores.