October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In October of 2013 The Peoria Firefighters Charities in conjunction with the City of Peoria raised money for the American Cancer Society “Making Strides” Campaign, and promoted Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of September. The group also sponsored a Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon to wrap up the endeavor and emphasize the importance of early detection.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one in eight women who live to be age 80 will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. This makes the disease the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, after skin cancer. NCI estimates that over 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States this year. One in four cancers diagnosed in the United States is breast cancer, yet women are not the only ones receiving the diagnosis. Although the incidence of breast cancer is much less common among men, approximately 1,700 American men learn they have breast cancer each year. These statistics build our passion to raise awareness and prove the importance of educational campaigns such as this one.
2013 Awareness Events:
• Pink Pancake breakfast kick-off.
• T-shirt sales
• Pink Lemonade & popcorn breaks on Wednesdays in City Hall.
• Wrap up Luncheon.
• Dining to Donate at valley Applebees locations.
• Special thanks to Mandy Garner for coordinating all of these events.
Please show your support to the following vendors who sponsored or made donations for the Luncheon Raffle:
• Special thanks to Magnalite Distributors for great shirts.
Generous Financial Contributors:
|• Mayor Bob Barrett
• Councilmember Cathy Carlat
• Councilmember Bill Patenta
• Councilmember Carlo Leone
• David Newland - State Farm
• For a review of last years events, please click here.