Ocean City, MD, site for breast cancer Race for the Cure
Jun 7, 2011
The Ocean City, Maryland, community is gearing up to celebrate awareness for breast cancer and raise money through the upcoming Race for the Cure events, one scheduled for October 23 of this year and another for April 22 of next year, according to a news report from Delmarva Now.
The Mayor of Ocean City expressed his support for the events that raise awareness for breast cancer.
"If you look around, all of us have a story or have been affected in some way by this terrible disease," said Mayor Rick Meehan. "The work [the foundation] has done to eradicate the disease goes beyond words, but we thank you."
Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 new female patients in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The ACS also recommends that all women over the age of 40 have yearly mammograms to find tumors at the earliest point possible. Early detection saves lives, and younger women should perform regular self breast exams as well as have clinical exams on a frequent basis.