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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both of the breasts. Breast cancer usually develops in the ducts or lobules, also known as the milk-producing areas of the breast.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). Although African-American women have a slightly lower incidence of breast cancer after age 40 than white women, they have a slightly higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40. However, African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age. Breast cancer is much less common in males; by comparison, the disease is about 100 times more common among women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among men in the United States in 2009.

For more information check out these sites:

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:

Pink for October:

The Sista Strut Walk: October 2nd!

Join us for the fight against breast cancer at the Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 2 at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.

Majic 104.9 & Hallelujah 1600 recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the creation of Sista Strut. This awareness rally and 3K walk will heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in the African-American community, as well as provide resources available to the community. Sista Strut will feature celebrities, performances and motivation!

Proceeds from the 1st Annual Sista Strut will be provided to The Breakfast Club, Inc., an African American breast cancer support group founded in 1997, The Black Women Breast Cancer Survivors Project, a community-based project that conducts Afrocentric programming and research guided by black women breast cancer survivors at UMSL and Siteman Cancer Center.

Pre-registration: $12 (Pre-registration Ends Friday, September 24th)
On-Site Registration: $17 (no cash accepted; credit cards only)

Registration: 8:30am
Walk Starts: 10am

Click here to register!

I will be a guest speaker at this year’s Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk! See you there! – Dr. Valerie Walker