PA Breast Cancer Coalition talks about resources for breast cancer patients

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"My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I enjoy helping out with the event".

The event promotes breast cancer awareness and raises funds for the American Cancer Society to advance cancer research.

"It is unfortunate that breast cancer is only discussed during October as it certainly is fought all year long", she said. "Ten years ago we decided we could be a little more than that and make this a picnic in the park.

After that I became a true warrior and I share my story with just about everybody I meet", said Regina Smith, a breast cancer survivor.

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All of the proceeds from Saturday's event will go toward the John Stoddard Cancer Center. "She wouldn't have died from a disease that was preventable", Shapiro said of her mother.

Andrea Mount attended the walk alongside her husband and daughter. I was affected by this because my sister-in-law has breast cancer and was a survivor.

Smith battled breast cancer first in 2001 and again in 2013. "Not only of your friends, but the entire community to come out and support you".

Speaking in an interview, President of Breast Care International, and CEO of Peace and Love Hospitals, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, said, "The annual BCI Ghana Walk for the Cure has assumed a national character, attracting people from every strata of society, affirming that our awareness creation program has been embraced by all". She said early detection is key, but a lot of people have told her they're too afraid to get a mammogram.

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