Raising awareness: Organizations hoping for a cure

by Delaney Stekr

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Because of the prevalence, there are several foundations and charities dedicated to raising money towards research for a cure.breastCancerplates

The Susan G. Komen organization is known for its breast cancer fundraising. One event that this organization holds is The Race for the Cure, a 5k run where participants race in honor of loved ones who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It will be taking place on Oct. 8 in Omaha at Baxter Arena. The American Cancer Society also has a group called Real Men Wear Pink, whose goal is fundraising through various activities, such as golf tournaments. Even the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has an option to have a customized breast cancer awareness license plate, with some of the profits going towards breast cancer research.Though the means to how these groups raise money varies, the charities are all fighting together to find a cure for cancer and to help their loved ones in any way possible.

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Fundraising is not the only goal of these organizations. Awareness is
another pivotal goal of these groups because breast cancer knows no age and no gender, and it is a serious problem.

“NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.”

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission summarizes the importance of awareness and fighting for those who are affected.

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