Texas Living

Off to the Races: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Callie Leahy 10.3.14

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2011 more than 100,000 men and women in the Lone Star State were living with breast cancer.

For men and women alike, breast cancer is not only a possibility, it’s part of their day-to-day lives. They’re either living with one of the 2.9 million survivors in the U.S., remembering a lost loved one, or battling through the course side by side with a friend, co-worker, or family member.

Texans Create Awareness

Help create awareness by educating yourself and those around you about breast cancer prevention and warning signs.

  • Dallas-based Susan G. Komen has outstanding resources for understanding breast cancer, whether the diagnosis is yours or a loved one’s.
  • Cancer.org provides a full guide to breast cancer education, including topics like understanding your pathology report, pregnancy, and breast cancer, and breast cancer in men.
  • Another great resource is breastcancer.org, which covers ways to lower your risk for breast cancer, day-to-day life with breast cancer, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and side effects.

Join the Cause

Join your fellow Texans this month to bring breast cancer awareness to our communities by participating in one of the many Susan G. Komen or the Making Strides events available across the state.

North Texas Events 

Making Strides of North Texas

2014 Komen North Texas Denton Race for the Cure®

2014 Komen North Texas Ride for the Cure®

Komen Wichita Falls Race for the Cure®

2014 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®


South/East Texas Events

Making Strides of Southeast Texas

Komen Houston Race For the Cure®

Making Strides of Corpus Christi


West Texas Events

2014 Komen Lubbock Race for the Cure®

Making Strides of El Paso