A Fight for a Cure

What El Modena and others do to help breast cancer victims


The pink ribbon, symbold of breast cancer, holds on tight

The heartbreaking disease of breast cancer has existed for a very long time and women were often embarrassed about the cancer, resulting in rare detections or diagnosis. However, in the 1990’s, the pink ribbon became the symbol for breast cancer, causing a revolution to discover a cure. The color pink was chosen because in western countries it is considered feminine. The pink ribbon was handed out to runners in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors.
El Modena is a school full of support for those who are suffering from the disease. Earlier this month, El Mo had a “Walk for the Cure”, held by Girls’ League. This is an annual event and was placed two days before the Susan G. Komen “Walk for the Cure”, which is what the school’s event is based off of.
At this year’s walk, with the help of four-hundred participants, El Mo raised $3,500 from donations of five dollars and the purchasing of pink t-shirts that say “Vanguard Nation”. The money went straight to Susan G Komen’s organization to help find a cure for breast cancer. The money raised by the school for Komen goes into funding for things like public health education, treatment, and research.
Komen’s breast cancer organization began in 1982 to provide research and raise money towards finding a cure for the cancer. It was actually Komen’s younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker who started the association because her sister passed away due to breast cancer at the age of thirty-six. Brinker wanted to prevent others from not understanding the disease so she decided to make an organization to find the cure.
Komen is all about giving back and offers three postdoctoral fellowships for people working under the organization. They also award work in the field of cancer research for younger scientists in the Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction.
It just goes to show, the fight for the cure won’t stop until it’s found.

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