Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk - Louisville
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Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk

Becker Law Office is happy to once again participate in the Annual Sista Strut Walk. Although this year due to Covid-19 things are getting changed up a bit. This year the Sista Strut is a multi-site event over the course of the week! We are set to be at the West Louisville YMCA on Oct. 17th, 2020 and again at St. Stephen Church on Oct. 23rd, 2020  to participate and continue our support of the community.

 

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The Risks

African American women are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer at certain ages that Caucasian women.
Black women younger than 40 are more likely to get breast cancer than white women.

 

What can be done?

Promote  Awareness – Becker Law Office participates each year in the fundraising and support of the Sista Strut Walk.

Promote Regular exercise, no we don’t mean that you need to join an athletic team but, a brisk walk 3-4 times a week can actually make a difference.

Avoid exposure to environmental factors such as radiation or pollutants.

Avoid smoking – it’s more than just your lungs that you are protecting here.

 

Click the link to listen to the Terry Meiners interview with Kate Dunnington and Gia Rapp for Sista Strut 2019

 

References

  1. Cronin, K. A., PhD, Thomas, C. C., MSPH, & Richardson, L. C., MD. (2012). Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Severity – United States, 2005–2009. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6145a5.htm?s_cid=mm6145a5_w
  2. https://www.sistastrutwalk.com/