New York consultant company did their part to fight against breast cancer
Oct 24, 2011
Lakeview Consultants, a sales and marketing firm, participated in the fight against breast cancer in Dutchess, New York, this past Sunday.
The idea came after team leader of the company, Juliet Adjei-Baffour, found out that her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her aunt is currently a survivor of the disease, and she wanted to do her part to ensure that more women and men survive the disease.
The Lakeview Consultants team raised more than $250, which was their goal. They walked around the Dutchess Stadium with others all with the same goal - to defeat breast cancer and find a cure.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she schedules annual mammograms to ensure that she does not have the disease. Family history may increase this chance, so women who have an extensive family history may want to go when they are younger.