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Women's skydiving team presents check to breast cancer organization

Those involved in the 2011 Jump for The Rose women's skydiving team recently presented The Rose, a Texas-based breast cancer awareness organization, with a check for $14,330, which they raised during their jump this past October, according to The River Oaks Examiner.

During the event, the skydiving team broke a state and national record by completing a three-point 27-way formation after jumping, the media outlet reports. They dedicated it to Karl Edmunds, who lost his battle to the disease only one week prior to the jump.

"We wanted to dedicate this jump to him because people tend to think of Jump for The Rose as a women's event, but this cancer can get men too," jumper Kara Latimer told the news source. "We thought there was no better way to memorialize lives lost to breast cancer than to have this awesome living tribute."

According to the American Cancer Society, even though it is far less common for men to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women, it is still possible. In comparison, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed, whereas one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. 
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