When: Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 10:00 am
Where: City of Miami Gardens City Hall, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, Suite 200, Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
Why: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Attire: Pink, Heels, Boobs, Pink Costumes (be creative), Fun and Funky Pink
Donations: $5 all donations will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Optional)
Route: Walk path along 168th Terrace from City Hall (back street) then onto 167th Street (along the Palmetto Expressways) heading west back to City Hall.
Facts: Both women and men are at risk for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease— differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves.
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women.
Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The evaluation of men with breast masses is similar to that in women, including mammography.