(Mission, TX) More than 1,700 people laced up their shoes at the 2nd Annual Mission Pink
Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday, October 9th at
Mission Regional Medical Center.
The 5-K event raised approximately $54,000. Twenty-five percent of that
will be given to the Houston affiliate of
Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure with the rest of the donations going to
The Breast Care Center at Mission Regional Medical Center for equipment and education.
Many in attendance had either survived cancer or knew someone who had battled
the disease. People like Alice Chapa Gonzalez who as a survivor was also
the guest speaker at this year’s event.
“When you look at the sea of people at this event, it puts what we
are doing here in perspective,” said Gonzalez. “You could
be in your 20’s, taking good care of yourself, exercising, eating
right, and it can happen to you. One out of eight women will be diagnosed
with breast cancer in their lifetime. The important thing to remember
is that if detected early, there is a good chance you can treat it.”
The walk seems to be taking on a life of its own. It is growing both in
participation and support. This year, approximately 500 more people participated
and an additional $22,000 were raised.
The Breast Care Center at Mission Regional Medical Center encourages you
to obtain screening mammograms recommended for your age group, monthly
self-breast exams, and annual physician exams to maintain proper breast health.