Bethany Beach celebrated breast cancer fun run/walk
Jun 8, 2011
The Bethany Beach Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk was held in Bethany Beach, Delaware, in order to raise funds for breast cancer and bring people together, according to a report from Delmarva Now News.
"I have a lot of really good friends who were diagnosed at an early age and family members who have had it. This is a nice way to [reach] a wide variety of people," said Ann Raskauskas to the news source. Raskauskas began the run in order to raise money and awareness for the illness.
She anticipated that as many as 1,000 people would participate in this year's 5K, 3K run/walk.
Raskauskas stressed that this event was not about racing or getting the best time. It was a "fun run and a fun walk," meant to foster community building and raise support around a worthy cause.
In the U.S., one out of every 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. Women over the age of 40 should receive yearly mammograms and younger women should undergo clinical exams as well.
One woman interviewed by the news source calls breast cancer an "insidious disease" and says that the Run/Walk was a great cause.