Despite all of the best efforts that have been made in increasing breast cancer research, breast cancer awareness and the sponsoring of breast cancer education programs, the sad truth is that 1 in 9 women in Canada is expected to suffer from breast cancer during their lifetimes. It is the most common form of cancer in women and 1 in 27 Canadian women will die from it.
Breast cancer organizations such as Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Society strive not only to foster research and development that leads the fight for eradicating breast cancer but also in educating women and increasing the dangers of this disease. Some 75% of all breast growths are found during self-examinations, whether malignant or benign. 9 out of 10 growths are detected by women themselves either during a self-examination or other time. Being aware of and watching your body is the best way to spot growths and detect them at the earliest time. The earlier potentially cancerous growths are discovered the easier they are to treat and survive.
One of the most important events hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Hosting different events in cities throughout Canada as many as 171,000 Canadians participate in this event every year. The CIBC Run for the Cure happens every year in October. The funds raised in this event go to further breast cancer research as well as awareness and education programs.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to fund research into the early detection as well as prevention and treatment of breast cancer. They also fund research that will hopefully one day lead to a cure that will eradicate breast cancer forever.
Founded by Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier and her friends in 1991, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada is one of the country's most important non-profit organizations dedicated to raising funds to assist with vital research and development leading towards the prevention, treatment and eradication of breast cancer. Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier was a victim of breast cancer who died only 6 months after forming this important organization.
Breast cancer is one of the most dangerous diseases threatening women today. Awareness of the disease and regular self-examinations are the best ways to fight breast cancer, providing early detection that can lead to prevention and/or successful treatment of breast cancer. In order to fight breast cancer so that future generations of women will not be threatened with this disease organizations such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada are doing everything they can to raise money for vital research and development into today's treatments and tomorrow's cures.