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New Meetup: 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

From: George
Sent on: Monday, August 23, 2010 9:40 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NAAAP Philadelphia - Natl Assoc Asian American Professionals!

What: 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

When: Sunday, October 10,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Did you know that every 1 out of 10 Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women will receive the dreaded news that she has breast cancer? In fact, API women who have immigrated to the United States are 6 times more likely to develop breast cancer than their counterparts. (See http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html for more information.)

Despite these startling facts, neither healthcare providers nor the women themselves a...re fully aware of the risks. One of the leading goals of the American Cancer Society (ACS) ? Southeastern PA Division is to increase awareness of cancer screening and prevention within the local API community.

YOU can personally contribute to this worthwhile cause by participating in the 11th Annual Philadelphia Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event by walking or donating.

Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5 mile walk. It is the ACS?s signature fundraising event supporting breast cancer education, advocacy, research, and patient care services. Please come and join your fellow NAAAP Philadelphia members for a wonderful morning of camaraderie and exercising for a wonderful cause!

To sign up with the NAAAP Philadelphia Team, please register online through the following link any day up until the day of the event: NAAAP Philadelphia Team Page. Click on the ?Join Our Team? or ?Donate to Our Team? button to support our team?s efforts. No registration fee or minimum fundraising amount required.

Our walk team leader for this year will be Fanny Tan. We strongly recommend that all walkers arrive with a pink or red T-shirt and comfortable sneakers (Optional event T-shirts available for purchase for $15-$20). Event registration begins at 7:30am and the walk begins at 9am. There is no rain date, so the walk will take place rain or shine on Sunday, 10/10/10 at the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Please contact Meina Lu ([address removed]) with any questions regarding this event. Thank you!

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