Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is treatable, but early detection is key. For the 31 days of October, think pink. Pink ribbons appear as the impact of breast cancer and is brought to the forefront of national conversation.

Did you know a woman’s zip code may impact her outcome more than her genetics? Those living in rural or at-risk communities are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages when cancer is harder to treat.

A few things to remember about the detection of Breast Cancer. Don’t forget to touch, look, and check. More than a third of women don’t check their breasts. Touch – Can you feel anything new or unusual? Look – Does anything look different? Check – Any changes since your last visit with your general practitioner? To get more information on Breast Cancer Awareness visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., at

Here are a few events you can participate in throughout California.

October 14 – Breast Cancer Awareness 714 Market – Long Beach

  • 1450 McGowen Street, Long Beach

October 14 – Aptos Breast Cancer Awareness Run – Aptos

  • 7960 Soquel Drive, Aptos

October 15 – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Sacramento

  • California State University, Sacramento

October 20 – 12th Annual Pink on Parade – Riverside

  • Downtown Riverside

October 21 – 9th Annual Native Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run – Elk Grove

  • Elk Grove Regional Park, Elk Grove

October 21 – 4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk – Oakland

  • 255 Bay Bridge Trail, Oakland

October 21 – “PrettyinPink” Breast Cancer Awareness Event – Los Angeles

  • 3930 Kenway Ave., Los Angeles




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