October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Friday, October 19, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Principal Lucretia Jackson is a breast cancer survivor.
Students and faculty at Maury School put on pink on Monday to raise awareness for breast cancer and show support for Principal Lucretia Jackson, a breast cancer survivor. Caitlin Rockwell, Maury PTA president-elect, organized the event with other parents by combining a teacher appreciation effort with breast cancer awareness. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along with students and teachers wearing pink, the outside of the school and teachers lounge was draped in the color. The lounge was also decorated with candy, snacks and other surprises. Several grade levels also took time on a drizzly afternoon to pose for photos with Jackson in front of the school. Check out an ABC7 piece about the event.
Friday, October 12, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. Locally, Inova Cancer Services run the website www.lifewithcancer.org. The website offers a full schedule of dozens of classes, support groups and more for people with all types of cancer. All the services are free of charge. In addition, Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington offers support groups for breast cancer patients with children, early stage breast …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Firefighters can be spotted sporting pink T-shirts during October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Members of Alexandria's Fire Department are fired up for the cause. Fire Chief Adam Thiel has authorized members of the department to wear specially designed pink T-shirts during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from shirt sales go toward the Alexandria Hospital Breast Cancer Walk Fund at Inova Alexandria Hospital, which provides free mammograms for women who live in Alexandria and need a mammogram but their insurance does not cover it or they do not have insurance. Each fire station has T-shirts available to the public for sale — $15 for a short-sleeve T-shirt and $20 for a long-sleeve shirt. For a full list of stations in Alexandria where you can buy a shirt, click here. Shirts also can be purchased via The Walk website, …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Fairfax County and beyond: Local Walks and Runs Hundreds of area residents will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in Washington on Oct. 12 - 14. Registration will open later this fall for next year's walk (scheduled for Oct. 11 - 13, 2013). Registration is still available for Alexandria's 19th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. The event is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 20. The event includes options for a 1.5K, 3.5K or 5K walk or run. Registration is available through www.alexcancerwalk.com. Looking ahead: The …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The steps we take today could literally save our kids' lives.
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. As the mother of two little girls, that statistic is sobering. Breast cancer can't always be prevented, but there are a number of things that we can do to improve the odds. A healthy lifestyle is a great way to arm your kids against a number of illnesses—including breast cancer. Excess lifetime exposure to estrogen is one of several factors associated with the development of breast cancer in both women and men. Since the hormone is stored in body fat, keeping your family active and emphasizing a healthy diet are two ways to help kids avoid breast cancer later in life. Make a habit of bringing kids to the farmers market to pick out…