Come join in the Pink March for breast cancer on Sunday!

Grant Boone
October 30, 2018

"So I just can't imagine what we're going to be able to make happen in the next". For over 130 years, Avon has inspired the financial independence, health and wellbeing of women - and the fight against breast cancer is central to their mission.

More than a million people participate in these Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events each year - with a message much bigger than just fighting the disease. "For those of us with metastatic breast cancer, we will never have that ring-the-bell-moment and say our breast cancer is cured".

According to a report by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, black women are 42 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, and black women are often diagnosed younger and suffer from more aggressive forms of the disease.

"Seeing all the pink capped heads bobbing in the pool and swimming in the races was unbelievable and a great way to raise awareness about breast cancer and uninsured patients", said Moss.

Gloria Kruzic has been involved in organizing the event for several years - seven or eight by her own recollection - for Days Creek's volleyball team. "We are like the kids sitting back in the back of the classroom getting an F, and it is hard to walk into stores and see everything pink". She said it was all about being active and united in sports.

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Moore has been walking every year since her mother passed and said it is her way of not feeling like an island and gives her a sense of "community, support and encouragement". She was happy to celebrate the 20 anniversary of her breast cancer awareness efforts.

"This event is all about raising some funds, definitely having some fun and getting together and celebrating why we want to make sure we save more New Zealand women", Morrison told the Herald. After treatment, she was "cancer-free" for almost seven years.

When she was first diagnosed in 2007, she recalled nurses spoke positively about her prognosis.

Nicole Karlis is a news writer at Salon whose writing has appeared in Marie Claire, the New York Times, the Bold Italic, and other publications.

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