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Girl Scouts learn about breast cancer

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Members of local Girl Scout Troop No. 2242 recently learned how they can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer after meeting with Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen representative Mary Umphries.
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and local Girl Scout Troop No. 2242 members learned recently how they can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

Guest speaker, Mary Umphries, from the Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen office, shared tips with the scouts recently on eating a well-balanced diet and exercising, which can help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Also, the chance of surviving breast cancer is up 30 percent in the past 20 years, according to Umphries, so that while one in eight people will acquire breast cancer, 98 or 100 affected will survive.

The girl scouts also learned that with their help, Rachel's Garden, at the 2012 Race for the Cure event, raised $200.

Overall, the race raised a total of $55,000, with 75 percent of the money raised staying in the Wabash Valley.

To learn more, log on to www.komen.org/.



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