Want to make a difference in the effort to cure breast cancer? Heres how to start:
Run a race. The Komen Foundation sponsors Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5k races in the world. Race for the Cure is held in more than 100 U.S. cities, including Boise. Visit www.komenidaho.org.
Wear a ribbon. A pink ribbon has come to symbolize support for breast cancer causes. Browse websites like www.pinkribbonshop.com and www.pinkribbonjewelry.com for pink ribbon merchandise in every shape and size on jewelry, ornaments, tote bags, teddy bears, coffee mugs and more.
Play golf. Thousands of golf clubs have participated in the Rally for a Cure to raise money for breast cancer research. Log on to www.rftcpromotions.com to find out how to get involved in golf, tennis, social or other events.
Go shopping. Dozens of companies offer products and promotions to benefit breast cancer programs. When you buy cereal, cosmetics, ice cream, greeting cards, shoes and more, proceeds from the sale help fund research. Visit www.bcrfcure.org/part_ friends.html to see a list of some companies that participate.
Click for the cure. Visit www.thebreastcancersite.com to find out how you can help fund mammograms for low-income and minority women with a simple click.
Becky Sher, McClatchy-Tribune