Friday, September 12, 2008

1 woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes in the U.S.

KAXE member from Grand Rapids, Anna Johnson was our guest on the Morning Show today. Anna is a 1 year survivor of breast cancer. In Anna's case, they caught it very early, and she is doing well.

But her life was changed by her diagnosis, and Anna is doing something about it.

On September 19th, Anna will join hundreds of other women and men in Minneapolis to walk 20 miles for 3 days. At night they'll camp in tents.

When we talked with Anna this morning she asked us to take a moment to think of someone we know who has been affected by breast cancer. She said everyone knows someone and almost everyone knows MORE than one person affected by it.

The funds that each walker collects for the 3 Day walk benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Since its inception, the Breast Cancer 3-Day has raised more than $300 million that has been invested by the beneficiaries, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, for breast cancer research, education, and community outreach programs.

Eighty-five percent of the net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer. Fifteen percent of the net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, a special field of interest fund that provides ongoing support for breast cancer initiatives including research, treatment, prevention and education.

You can make a donation in Anna's name by going to Click on Donate Now and search for Anna Johnson from Minnesota.

Walk Tall Anna! We're all rootin' for you!

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