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Friday, February 18, 2011

SAN FELIPE - 5th Anniversary Caminata Contra el Cancer

5th Anniversary Caminata Contra el Cancer
Saturday - February 26, 2011 9:30 AM at the Arches

Since opening the Centre for Cancer Detection and Education in 2009, we’ve made an huge impact with the women of San Felipe. We had tremendous attendances at our educational seminars where Dra. Annel Beccera and our Nurse Edith Fuentes provided in depth presentations stressing the importance of annual mammograms and PAP tests. The increase in the numbers of patients has been incredible and the successes too many to list. Centro de Salud now sends all of their patients to our Centre for mammograms and PAP tests!

The following is an excerpt from a San Diego publication:

An aggressive public awareness campaign has helped fuel a dramatic jump in the number of mammograms performed in Baja California, Mexico, with the annual number of screenings shooting from about 500 in previous years to 15,000 in 2010, San Diego Red reports.

The campaign features billboards with graphic imagery that aims to encourage women to seek mammograms. Baja
California officials hope the campaign will eventually help reduce breast cancer mortality in the Mexican state, where 71% of women with breast cancer are diagnosed in stages of the disease, according to Lidia
Sandoval of the State Center for Oncology.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women in Mexico and the second- leading cause in Baja California. Nationwide, 93% of breast cancer diagnoses occur in the late stages of the disease, the center said.

The death rate among Mexican women with breast cancer has increased in recent years, from 15 deaths per 100,000 women ages 25 and older in 2005 to 16.7 deaths per 100,000 women in current estimates. Sandoval said
the new campaign's effect on mortality likely will not be seen for several years (Millan, San
Diego Red, 1/10).

We’re working hard to change those alarming statistics but can’t do it alone. Only with the continued support of our entire community and businesses, are we able to provide these much needed tests and programs. With your help, we
can help save lives. REALLY!

Please walk with us again on February 26, 2011. Same place, same time, big fiesta!!

Reigstration available at: Cachanilla Swap Meet, Saturday 7-10, at Las Amigas Table and Sunrunner: 10 to 12 noon,
Monday and Wednesday.

This is our 5th Anniversary Caminata Contra el Cancer…..we’ve come a long way baby!!
See you there!!