Breast cancer takes thousands of lives every year and it will all of us to help fight for a cure. That is the reason why hundreds of people including members of the Compton Unified School District will be participating in the Annual Compton Walk for a Cure. The annual event not only helps to raise funds for research into finding a cure for breast cancer it helps raise awareness of the benefits of early detection and treatment options.
The annual event also brings together survivors and their families to share their stories on how breast cancer has impacted their lives. With more than 40,000 women who die from breast cancer each year this is a cause that has impacted so many lives in the Compton community. Hosting the event this year will be CUSD President and Vice President along with several board members and city council members.
Not only are participants here to celebrate those that have had to fight breast cancer they are here to educate women on the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Early detection increases your survival rate tremendously if cancer is detected before it has spread from your breast your survival rate is more than 90%. Early detection can save your life. Although women are affected far more often than men both should have routine screenings. It is important to be aware of what is happening in our own bodies.
Remembering Friends and Family
Breast cancer impacts women of every color and socioeconomic background in our community and the effects are felt throughout the community. Past participants have included former Compton school alumni Reggie Mason who walked with family to honor the memory of fellow alumni Evette Sampson who had passed away from breast cancer at the age of only 50.
Where and When
The 7th Annual Compton Walk for a Cure will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event will be hosted by Councilwoman Janna Zurita and CUSD Board Member Satra Zurita. The walk will start from Centennial High School located at 2606 North Central Ave and it will kick off at 7 am.
Participants are asked to arrive at least a half an hour early to make sure that they are registered and ready for the event. Water and cold drinks will be available on site and family, friends and leashed dogs are more than welcome to participate in the event. Event sponsors are looking to increase the amount of funds raised this year to help the local community.