6abc Beating the Odds Against Breast Cancer 2017



- Largest network of breast cancer events in the nation
- Unites nearly 300 communities to finish the fight
- Raises more than $60 million annually for the American Cancer Society
- Helps more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors celebrate another birthday with their loved ones


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- One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- About 95% of all breast cancers in the US occur in women 40 and older.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Each year, over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- There are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States

Sources:
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-breast-cancer


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