A high school girls basketball team has organized a breast cancer awareness
event, raising more than $1,200, according to a recent report in the Tennessean.
The Dickson County High Lady Cougars were lead by Amber Tummins, a senior, who helped organize the event called "Pink Out".
"We had a lot of people wearing pink and even if they didn’t buy a shirt from us, they donated money and still had on pink. ...We always like doing stuff as a team and any way to give back to help our community is great," Tummins, whose grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, told the news source.
Both men and women are susceptible to developing breast tumors, but the disease is much more prevalent in women, affecting more than 200,000 new cases each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Men are diagnosed with breast cancer at a rate of about 2,000 new cases per year. People of all ages and genders should be aware of the facts surrounding breast cancer and perform measures such as self-breast exams in order to keep track of their own health risks.