Strides for the Cure: let's fight cancer together - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Strides for the Cure: let's fight cancer together

Posted: Updated:

by Dave Delgado

Guam - The annual Strides for the Cure walk/run event is coming up.  The community event helps raise awareness about Guam overcoming cancer.

Coordinator Donna Ysrael-Baker, who herself beat breast cancer, told KUAM Sports, "We decided it was important for people to know you could get breast cancer when you are young. I was 32 years old when I was told I was too young to get breast cancer and that ended up being untrue. When we came back we found out that 20 year olds and 18 year olds were getting breast cancer. We wanted to raise awareness on Guam for the people of Guam and teach them how to prevent even the chance of getting any kind of cancer by diet and exercise."

The 5K is set for tomorrow morning with showtime at 5:15 am and go time at 6:00 am in front of the Outrigger Guam Resort.

Baker added, "In the States everything becomes pink.  Buildings become pink, they change your lights, the entire hospital staff starts wearing pink and woman have done a really great job at realizing that to raise awareness and detour cancer risk in the future that we need to tell the woman about it. They've really painted the month of October pink so coincided really well with my diagnosis in coming back and doing the race in October.

"October is not just about breast cancer, it's also about prostate cancer and a lot of men go, how come women get so much TV time and how come everyone knows all about breast cancer and what about prostate cancer. We would love men to stand up and talk about prostate cancer, a lot of men don't want to talk about it but women we are not afraid to talk about our breast because we know how important it is to stay alive and stay healthy and the lives of our families."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Customs officers plan grievance against agency

    Customs officers plan grievance against agency

    Several Guam Customs and Quarantine officers will be filing a grievance against their employer. They will be seeking retroactive Hazardous Duty Pay dating back to December 15th, 2016. These officers are also GFT members who will be represented by GFT's Robert Koss. They argue Guam Customs Officers have yet to receive their retroactive hazardous pay despite the Hazardous pay being granted to all their Officers by law and re-certified as a hazardous position by Guam DOL-OSHA.More >>
    Several Guam Customs and Quarantine officers will be filing a grievance against their employer. They will be seeking retroactive Hazardous Duty Pay dating back to December 15th, 2016. These officers are also GFT members who will be represented by GFT's Robert Koss. They argue Guam Customs Officers have yet to receive their retroactive hazardous pay despite the Hazardous pay being granted to all their Officers by law and re-certified as a hazardous position by Guam DOL-OSHA.More >>
  • Miss Earth Guam Emma Mae Sheedy holds book drive

    Miss Earth Guam Emma Mae Sheedy holds book drive

    She did it all For the love of books. Miss Earth Guam 2018 Emma Mae Sheedy held a book drive at UPI Elementary this week. For over one month, she collected more than 13 hundred lightly used books to help teach children the importance of reading and reusing. Emma also posting about her time with the youngsters on social media, stating, "The smiles on the students faces were unforgettable and remind me why I love being Miss Earth."More >>
    She did it all For the love of books. Miss Earth Guam 2018 Emma Mae Sheedy held a book drive at UPI Elementary this week. For over one month, she collected more than 13 hundred lightly used books to help teach children the importance of reading and reusing. Emma also posting about her time with the youngsters on social media, stating, "The smiles on the students faces were unforgettable and remind me why I love being Miss Earth."More >>
  • Utilities leaders detail increase to power rate

    Utilities leaders detail increase to power rate

    Valentine's Day may have just passed, but you're probably not loving your power bill. In an informational briefing today, GPA General Manager John Benavente and CCU Chair Joey Duenas appeared before Senators Telena Nelson and Regine Biscoe Lee to discuss current GPA concerns - one of them being power rate increases. As of this month, the fuel surcharge known as LEAC was raised to 14.7 cents per kilowatt, adding about $30 to the average power bill. And starting May 1, residents can an...More >>
    Valentine's Day may have just passed, but you're probably not loving your power bill. In an informational briefing today, GPA General Manager John Benavente and CCU Chair Joey Duenas appeared before Senators Telena Nelson and Regine Biscoe Lee to discuss current GPA concerns - one of them being power rate increases. As of this month, the fuel surcharge known as LEAC was raised to 14.7 cents per kilowatt, adding about $30 to the average power bill. And starting May 1, residents can an...More >>
Powered by Frankly