Making Strides Against Breast Cancer- Team Rosenberg

by TOI Admin October 17, 2011

This year alone, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer.

 

This October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) will celebrate over 25 years of dedication to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own health by practicing regular self-exams, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider, adhering to prescribed treatment and knowing the facts about recurrence. The NBCAM organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness.

 

A prominent NBCAM event is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC), an annual walk coordinated for the past 18 years by the American Cancer Society, symbolizing the progress being made to save lives and end breast cancer. Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers across the country have raised funds through Making Strides. Last year alone, supporters raised more than $60 million nationwide to help the American Cancer Society.

 

The Orthopaedic Institute’s Dr. Rosenberg is very passionate about Making Strides. This will be the fourth consecutive year that “Team Rosenberg” will participate in the walk. Together, The Orthopaedic Institute (TOI) and Orthopaedic Surgery Center (OSC) employees, along with Dr. Rosenberg’s breast reconstruction patients, family and friends have raised more than $25,000 in the past few years for MSABC in the Gainesville community.

 

This year, Team Rosenberg is off to a great start 90 participants already registered to walk on Saturday, October 22. Many TOI employees have already helped the team with donations through our jeans day or individually. To make an individual donation or join the walking team, contact Holly Loudermilk at 352-336-6037 or Carrie Nichols at 352-336-6038.

 

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