In Massachusetts, 133 women out of every 100,000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
This means that during your lifetime, there's a chance that you, a family member or friend could be diagnosed. Luckily, thanks to awareness, research and investment into the prevention of breast cancer by organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, mortality rates are dropping, and more and more people are coming together to support those fighting against breast cancer.
More than 7,000 breast cancer survivors and supporters will take to the streets of Boston this weekend for the 2012 Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure. The 5k-timed race and untimed walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in Joe Moakley Park, South Boston.
Stoneham residents: Do you plan to participate in this year's walk or donate to the cause? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.