Residents power through breast cancer walk before hurricane
Aug 29, 2011
Hurricane Irene was making its way up the east coast this past weekend, but residents of Montreal still rallied to participate in a breast cancer walk, according to the French Tribune.
This past Sunday morning, nearly 2,000 volunteers gathered for the Pharmapriz Weekend to End Women's Cancer, which was previously known as the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. They participated in a 60-kilometer walk to raise awareness and to raise money for the cause. These residents raised $4.3 million in donations in order to develop breast cancer treatment news in hopes of a cure, according to the media outlet.
"I am truly inspired by the commitment demonstrated by the thousands of men and women who come together for this important cause," Myer Bick, the president and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, told the news source.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, breast cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death among women, trailing behind lung cancer. It is recommended that a woman starts to make yearly appointments for mammograms once she turns 40.