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Making Strides in Alabama this weekend

The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is moving to Mobile, Alabama this upcoming weekend to close out National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the news channel WKRG-TV reports. The 5-mile walk will have members for the community donating their time to raise money for a cure.

"I am thrilled that the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is taking place right here in my community. It has been a blast getting involved and raising money and awareness," Jacque Mayhall, a participant and survivor, told the news source. "I hope that this event will help to ensure that others will not have to go through the battle that I have been through. I hope it will bring us one step closer to a cure."

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she schedules annual mammograms to ensure that if she does develop the disease, that it is caught during its earlier stages. Family history is known for being a risk factor, so those who have many family members who have suffered from the disease may want to start making these appointments earlier as a precaution.
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