Monster Energy Supercross Goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness
Feld Motor Sports and Angels Baseball Team up to Fight Breast Cancer at Anaheim 3 Monster Energy Supercross Race at Angel Stadium …
Anaheim III marks the inaugural PINK race in support of breast cancer awareness. Feld Motor Sports and Angels Baseball will team up to fight breast cancer, and all proceeds of the race will help fund Team Shasta for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk. Riders, teams and the series itself will get into the spirit by being accented with various aspects of pink. Fans are encouraged to join in support as well.
The three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® requires months of physical and financial preparation, challenge and triumph. Participants commit to raising $2,300 in order to participate and follow a four to sixth month physical training program.
Breast Cancer Statistics – Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is about 1 in 8 (12%). In 2009, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States. That comes out be approximately 22 people per hour. At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
In addition to invasive breast cancer, there will be about 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) in 2009. CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 35 (about 3%). In 2009, about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer in the United States. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is:
- From age 30-39 . . . . . . 1 out of 229
- From age 40-49 . . . . . . 1 out of 68
- From age 50-59 . . . . . . 1 out of 37
- From age 60-69 . . . . . . 1 out of 26
- From age 70-85. . . . . . .1 out of 8
Over 70% of Breast Cancer Cases occur in women with no known identifiable risk factors.
Wear pink on Saturday!