AFS Is a Part of the Fight: Breast Cancer 5K

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

Male or female, it’s important to seek medical advice when symptoms are present or there is an increased risk. Surveillance for early detection and an earlier diagnosis can help save lives!

On Saturday, October 21, Team AFS, along with some of their family and friends participated in the 14th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run in Huntsville, AL. Proceeds from the 2017 Ribbon Run will be used to purchase an additional 3D tomosynthesis mammography machine at Huntsville Hospital. With this technology, multiple 3-dimensional pictures of the breast are taken, making breast cancer easier to detect, particularly in dense breast tissue.

This was a great event to support as many know someone who has either had breast cancer or affected by the disease in some way.

We’re a part of the Fight!


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