Saving Private Ta Tas
A team for SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
"Saving Private Ta Tas" a team to help the undefine // Because everyone deserve a lifetime
WHY WE WALK
Breast Cancer Facts
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide.
Nearly 1.4 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year.
More than 458,000 people worldwide die from breast cancer each year.
Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds.
Over the last 25 years, breast cancer incidence rates have risen about 30 percent in westernized countries, although incidence rates decreased in the U.S. from 1999-2006 in part due to lower use of postmenopausal combined hormone use.
Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Komen and Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control for the U.N.'s World Health Organization, is urging global health officials to include cancer in global health agendas.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Facts:
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants commit to raise at
least $2,300 and spend several months training to prepare for the event. They devote the entire three-day weekend to the cause.
Since its inception in 2003, the Komen 3-Day for the Cure has raised nearly $600 million.
3-Day for the Cure net proceeds help pay for vital global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® paid for more than 600,000 breast screenings in 2009--part of a more than $1.5 billion commitment to research, advocacy and community programs since Komen was founded in 1982.
3-Day for the Cure participants walk an average of 20 miles a day during the event. Participants are provided meals, snacks, drinks, shower facilities, tents, safety guidelines and
24-hour medical support--all resources needed for a safe and memorable experience. A crew of volunteers spends the entire weekend with walkers and staff to make the event possible.