Breast Cancer

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There were over 2-thousand at the seventh annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Ocean City.

They walked, they ran and many cheered on the participants.

When it was all over Michael Jessup, executive director of the organization, told the Salisbury Daily Times that $175-thousand had been raised for breast cancer research.

It was a 5k walk and run that stretched along the Ocean City Boardwalk beginning at the inlet and returning from 18th Street.

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October has come and gone.

The pink ribbons and T-Shirts that marks Breast Cancer awareness month have disappeared.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Savanah Hatch reports that too often the awareness fades.

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The Peninsula Regional Health System cut the ribbon for its new Breast Cancer Center in Salisbury.

It’s located on Snow Hill Road and will provide services ranging from 3-D mammography and biopsies to surgical procedures and consultations with a physician.

Allison Gull with the American Cancer Society told WBOC that the center is designed to be a one-stop shop.

She said that the system’s strategic plan intentionally placed breast cancer screening and breast cancer therapy under one roof after hearing from women in the community.

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October has been breast cancer awareness month.

Many have sought to symbolize the deadly disease with the color pink.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Stephanie Chisley prepared this report.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The governor's mansion in Maryland has been lit pink this weekend to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation earlier this month announcing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The governor's office says about 4,730 Maryland women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and an estimated 810 will die of the disease.

Medical experts say regular breast cancer screening for women should begin at age 40.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

And, this year the Affordable Care Act that just saw the health exchanges get up and running, marking a major shift in women's access to for their health care needs.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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Some 5-thousand to 6-thousand walkers showed up for around 400 runners yesterday afternoon in Wilmington.

The 5K run raised around $430-thousand.

The event was called Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Event manager Lindsay Freeman told the Wilmington News Journal it was not so much about the number of people who showed up but the truly passionate faces of the people who participate.