Whistle Pigs featured in concert for breast cancer
Jun 8, 2011
The Whistle Pigs performed at a free concert in South Bend, Indiana, to raise awareness for breast cancer, according to a report from WNDU News.
The event served as a kick-off for Indiana's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which was held at the Coveleski Stadium.
The free concert began at 7 p.m. with pink glow sticks offered as well as a Life Light Ceremony afterwards. There was even a pink fireworks show scheduled for after the concert.
The event brought attention to breast cancer, which is diagnosed in more than 200,000 women in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
About one in eight women in the U.S. will be found to have breast cancer at some point in her life, reports the ACS. However, regular exercise as well as a happy social life - such as regularly engaging in activities with friends - has been linked to lower chances of death from breast cancer.
The Komen Race for the Cure is held throughout the U.S. in order to benefit breast cancer-related causes.