Some coworkers and I chose to participate in The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and had a bake sale at work to help raise money for the event.
There are a number of risk factors that can increase the chance of developing breast cancer and one of those factors is smoking. Although a few studies suggest that there is no link between breast cancer and smoking, many studies have found that the risk is high for women who started smoking at a young age. An active focus of research now is weather secondhand smoke increases the risk of breast cancer.
A look at Cook Inlet...
There was plenty of pink at the event and were approximately 1,000 people who participated in the walk, including friends and family members of those who have battled breast cancer and survivors themselves.
The morning was quite chilly, but we had fun anyway. The walk was a 5K that looped through downtown Anchorage and onto the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
Even the firefighters decked out a fire truck in pink to support the cause...
Cheers to October and raising awareness for Breast Cancer. I hope you had a great weekend!