Sisters run race for each other and their late mother
Aug 22, 2011
The many individuals who participate in the annual Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure have their different stories why they participate. According to WAOW-TV, Jan and Mary are sisters, who participate because their mother lost the battle to breast cancer and now Mary has the disease as well.
This organization, which has raised millions for the hope of breast cancer breakthroughs news, started in 1987, when Susan G. Komen was misdiagnosed a number of times before losing her battle to the disease. She asked her sister to find a way to help other women so they don't have to go through what she did, which is how the foundation was born, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the number of deaths have been decreasing due to positive breast cancer breakthrough news since 1990, and there are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.