Marvin was one of them. Years ago his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she survived thanks to early detection. Since then, he swore to take part in activities promoting self-examination, like the one that his city puts together every year.
“I’m glad that my City takes an effort in helping our women to understand that examination can make the difference between life and death.”
It was Satra Zurita who first came up with the idea of the walk after meeting a 17-year-old student who was diagnosed with breast cancer and missing most of the school year due the sickness.
“The chances of survival from breast cancer are much greater with early detection. Today we are taking efforts to make sure that our sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and friends are all paying attention to themselves”.
“What’s key is early detection and we need to educate not only women but their partners and families.”
The turnout of the walk established a new record, and with every participant there’s a new hope for the Zurita sisters to save more lives in the future.