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Save the Lady Lumps

bloggraphicFR copy We are quite confident you may be taken aback by the title of our blog this month. Although it may seem a little risqué, we are going to quickly point out just how serious this topic is to us.

SaveTheLadyLumps.com is a website we built in partnership with Go Grow Strategies, to sell logo’d merchandise and custom apparel for participants in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” event in Findlay, Ohio. This will be the third year our company will participate, race, and sponsor this event. A portion of the proceeds from this website goes directly to Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio, which in turn helps fund programs and patients that are affected by breast cancer.

What every woman should know: Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American women. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. But advances in breast cancer treatment mean many women can expect to beat the disease and maintain their physical appearance.

According to the American Cancer Society:

“The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

-About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.

-About 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).

-About 40,290 women will die from breast cancer

After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropped by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women's Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. In recent years, incidence rates have been stable in white women, but have increased slightly in African American women.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.”

One of our own: In 2013, our very own Kara Ward at the age of 30, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today Kara is cancer free, however this diagnosis hit home for all of us. We became passionate on breast cancer awareness, treatment and quality of life thereafter.

City Apparel is honored to be a Pink Sapphire sponsor for this event and we hope to see you, ready to walk or run, to support your friends, family and community.

Join us on September 26, 2015 for Findlay’s third annual Race for the Cure! To learn more and register a team visit www.komennwohio.org

To purchase pink swag and custom team tee shirts that you’ll need for this awesome event visit www.SaveTheLadyLumps.com