Five sisters walk to fight against breast cancer
Aug 8, 2011
Five sisters of Stoughton, Massachusetts, will be participating at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer six-mile walk in Boston this October, as they have done many years before, according to the Patriot Ledger.
The youngest of the sisters, Ana Costa, was deionised with a type of breast cancer in 2004, and has been cancer-free for seven years. The second oldest, Helen DeCosta, suffered from stage 2 breast cancer when she was only 35-years-old. They caught it early enough, and now she has been cancer-free for 14 years, according to the news source.
These sisters raised $32,000 last year, and hope to raise $35,000, which will go to research to fight against the disease and hopefully bring some positive breast cancer breakthrough news in the near future, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer will affect one in eight women at some point during her life. It is not just women who are diagnosed with the disease, even though men are 100 times less likely to suffer from breast cancer. The statistics translates to 1 in 1,000 men are diagnosed with the illness during their lifetime.