Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

September 30, 2013

Awareness

The Cumberland Times-News will publish information throughout the month of October in connection with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Articles, photographs, statistical information or other information related to the fight against breast cancer will be featured daily on the front page. Two special sections are planned for the month, including a breast cancer awareness tabloid to be inserted in the Oct. 4 edition of the newspaper. There also will be information on our website, www.times-news.com.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been observed for 25 years in an effort to help the fight against cancer. It is a multi-faceted partnership between national public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies working toward a common objective: to promote breast cancer awareness, share disease-related information and provide greater access to services.

The initiative also has been instrumental in promoting mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that this year more than 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer wil be diagnosed in the United States. There will be more than 39,000 deaths attributed to breast cancer.

The problem does not solely affect women. The cancer society said more than 2,200 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and more than 400 will die.

There will be a number of local events being held in connection with the national observance, including various Paint the Town Pink initiatives leading up to the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk planned for Oct. 19. The walk will be held at Canal Place in Cumberland beginning at 9 a.m.

For information about the walk and other local activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, contact the American Cancer Society at 301-722-2145 or go to the website www.strideswesternmd.org.

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