Author: Antonio Lanzavecchia
Breast cancer is a highly treatable disease that pronto has a survival rate of 85 percent. Continually supplementary than 212,000 women are perpetually diagnosed by means of the grade each year.
Since quick diagnosis is an informative pin to successful conduct, doctors say it's effective that everything women over the episode of 18 do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE) each month, two or three days subsequent to their menstrual cycle. In addition, women in-between of the midst of surrounded by between} 20 and 39 ought to cling to a clinical breast exam at least all three years and women 40 and older should stick a mammogram each year.
For times past 10 years, BMW of North America has worked by way of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation-the largest fund-raiser for breast cancer research in America-to gain spread the message of early detection and to plus ensure that breast cancer research continues. The groups' Ultimate Drive series has raised millions to advantage fund the efforts.
The initiative, utterly underwritten with BMW, consists of two fleets of specifically badged BMWs manufacture a cross-motherland trek, stopping in communities along the conduct to touch daylong events. Relations desire be invited to experiment with-drive the cars-at no cost to the participants-to raise wealth for breast cancer research, education and screening action programs.
The car company donates $1 directly to the Komen Bottom for all mile driven, along among whatever added proceeds are received from the instruct. Upon completion of all drive, each participant adds his or her have name to the Signature Vehicle-this year, a BMW 3-Program.
This year's motivation is to raise over $1 million, bringing the series's 10-year total up to over $10 million. To advantage celebrate the initiative's 10th anniversary, the 240-stop cross-state trek has been expanded to embrace Alaska.
People tin can experiment with-drive the cars to pro fight breast cancer. They canister also:
- Frequently deal with BSEs, possess clinical exams and mammograms
- Stop smoking and stressing
- See new exercise
- Cut or decrease their alcohol consumption
Fix your eyes on their diet. Give it a go to eat plenty of olive oil, fruits, vegetables, grains, recent fish and poultry.
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