It was a sea of pink at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center as some 900 people gathered for the 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast. Susan Taylor, whose mother is an 11 year breast cancer survivor is marking her 10th year as the MC for this event. Last year, some 25 thousand San Diegans raised almost a million dollars for breast cancer research and outreach programs to help those battling this deadly disease. NBC's team "Peacock Pride" was formed in 2006 and has raised more than $60,000. This year, the need for donations is greater than ever. With the poor economy and alot of people out of work, health care is often neglected because people just don't have the money to go to the doctor and get checked. For breast cancer, early detection is key. That's why every woman over the age of 40 should have a yearly mammogram and breast exam by her doctor. If you can't afford a mammogram, the American Cancer Society can help. So put your own team together and come join NBC's "Peacock Pride" on Oct. 17th !! Together we can fight this disease and find a cure!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
900 San Diegans including NBC's Team "Peacock Pride" attend kickoff breakfast.
By Susan Taylor
American Cancer Society
Team Brenda raises money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer