One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making the disease the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of death among women, killing nearly 40,000 women each year.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so if you are moving to Jacksonville, Florida, take part in the fight against breast cancer and check out these local events:
1) The Sixth Annual Think Pink in October Motorcycle Ride to benefit breast cancer patients. The event will take place on October 11th and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the police-escorted ride from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Riders should meet at Flagler Imaging Center. All of the funds that are raised during the event go towards helping breast cancer patients and their families in St. Johns County.
2) Row for the Cure, First Coast Head Race is raising money for breast cancer efforts such as: towards hospitals and organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and treatment programs. Entry fees for rowers start at $40 for singles and reach $90 for teams of eight. The First Coast Head race is an annual regatta held on the St. Johns and Arlington Rivers and consists of a 4.8 mile course, passing under three bridges and making its way through two rivers. The race takes place on Saturday, October 11th and check in will begin at 6:00 a.m.
3) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: With just a single step, you can help the fight in ending breast cancer. Join the millions of people from over 300 communities in the United States in taking that step and walk in the American Cancer Society’s non-competitive 5k event. Walk for a world without breast cancer on Saturday, October 25th at 9:00 a.m. at Jacksonville Landing.
Take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and help increase funding for research so that each year we can get one step closer to finding a cure.