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Texas residents spread breast cancer awareness all month long

San Marcos, Texas, residents have been spreading breast cancer awareness through different events during the month of October for the annual Pink Heals Campaign, according to The San Marcos Mercury. 

The residents started off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 5K run/walk hosted by the San Marcos Professional Firefighters Association, San Marcos Police Officers Association and the Central Texas Medical Center. The groups raised $12,000 last year, and are hoping for a even bigger number this year once the month and all of the events are completed, according to the news source.

Additional events include the Pink Heals Rally, the free Bra and Fashion Event and free screenings at the Central Texas Medical Center, the media outlet reports.

According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women besides lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breast cancer breakthrough news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.
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