breast cancer walk is a step towards combating the disease
By Adrian doobay, senior writer
On Sunday November 8, 2015, thousands of New Yorkers took the stand at the Breast Cancer Walk at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The 22nd Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk raised over $160,000 with the contribution of the thousands of people that were in attendance. The Breast Cancer walk is an opportunity to unite as a community and honor all the fighters that battle this disease everyday.
Thanks to the help of The American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was made possible. The American Cancer Society's main goal was to raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. The American Cancer Society is trying to acquire as much information as possible to fight against this this disease with sufficient information. They provide information and assistance 24-7 around the clock to fighters who need the support at any given time. Thriving to provide as many women as they can with mammograms, the American Cancer Society tries their very best to contain this life threatening disease.
Methods of chemotherapy and radiation help destroy the Breast Cancer cell. Not only does it affect the Breast Cancer cell but it affects other healthy cells, thus leading to changes in a person’s physical and emotional health. Therapy and medication can help ease these side effects but it won’t cure them. People should take action on this disease which is why the Breast Cancer Walk exists. It helps raise awareness towards the disease and helps raise funds for a cure. There should be more people walking the Breast Cancer Walk. Everyday is a battle for breast cancer fighters, all they want is relief. The more people that contribute to the Breast Cancer Walk can help raise enough more for a cure to be developed.
Walking the Breast Cancer Walk will not only help its fighters but would help you as a person. It shows a lot of gratitude and support in this issue. The month of October is dedicated to the awareness of breast cancer. This helps people recognize the significance of what this disease has on our society. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will have breast cancer in their lifetime. This is not acceptable. We need to put a stop to this disease and help these women fight for their well being. Walking for breast cancer is important, it may not seem as much but it makes a huge difference in future actions towards the disease. This is why people should make a difference and help save lives.
Being one of many that contributed to the walk for breast cancer was such a beautiful experience. Meeting other breast cancer survivors is a really emotional scene, getting to know their story and how far they've come is such an adventure to the ears. I always told myself you never know what's going on in someones life if you don't know them to an extent, but when I heard the story of an elderly woman around her 60’s I felt nothing but woe. Seeing these beautiful women standing there, all strong, uniting as one was such a beautiful scene. I stood there as this woman proudly shared her experience with breast cancer telling us about all the money she spent, all the distress she's been through, and all the endless nights of tears. This moment was not only emotional for her but it touched the heart of the thousands of people that attended the the Breast Cancer Walk.
When walking, many people stopped to take breaks and on others’ faces you can see the determination that helped keep them motivated. We were all walking for a reason - whether we were walking for the survivors or of those that we have lost. The fact that we all united as one and made the effort to keep going shows how great society is. Every step counts! Each step makes a huge difference towards defeating this ugly disease.
ALEXTER THOMPSON WILL MOOT COURT IN THE NETHERLANDS