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 at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Joe Moakley Park, South Boston.
Do you plan to participate in this year's walk? Or do you know someone from Arlington who is? Let us know by posting a comment below.
To get involved, you can register online either as a team or an individual through Oct. 17, then you may register on the day of the race in person. If you can't be there in person, you can also donate to the cause.