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Honoring Western New Yorkers Who Have Battled Breast Cancer — Read Their Stories [PICTURES]

During the month of October, 96.1 Joy FM will be honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering your loved ones who have passed away from the disease. Read on to find out more about some amazing Western New Yorkers.

If you would like us to honor a friend or family member, you can send us some information about the person.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

We've gathered some easy ways for you to show your support below.

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12-Year-Old Banned From Wearing Pink Gloves to Support Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer — Is It Fair?

Julian Connerton, a football player on the Egg Harbor City Crusaders in New Jersey, wanted to show support for his mother as she battles breast cancer by wearing pink gloves during his game. When Connerton's coach told him he could not play if he wore the pink gloves rather than the required black last Saturday night, he promptly quit.

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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Joe and Cheryl attended the Kick-off Luncheon today for the 2012 Race For The Cure.  Over 8,000 people are expected to participate. 

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Roswell Park’s “Paint Me Pink” Promotion For Breast Cancer Awareness [INTERVIEW]

There's still time to "Go Pink!"  Roswell Park Cancer Institute kicked off the "Go Pink" campaign weeks ago in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Joe and I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Shicha Kumar from Roswell Park on the subject of breast cancer this morning.

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Jaclyn Smith Shares Her Experience With Breast Cancer [VIDEO]

Former "Charlie's Angel" Star Jaclyn Smith stopped by "The Talk" yesterday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Smith discussed her own battle with breast cancer nearly ten years ago and talked about the support she received from fellow "Angel" Farah Fawcett.

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Lifetime Premieres Movie On Breast Cancer Tonight [VIDEO]

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys stopped by ABC's "The View" recently to chat about Lifetime's Breast Cancer Project.  Each of the ladies directed one of five short stories that looks at the impact breast cancer has on women's lives.  

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Understanding Breast Cancer Risks [SPONSORED POST]

Roswell Park Cancer Institute wants everyone to understand the risks of Breast Cancer.
Find out more at roswellpark.org.

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“Bosom Buddies” Walk For Roswell”

Breast Cancer...the two words scare the daylights out of every woman. They scare the heck out of us guys too. I know, as I have watched and helped my wife through it not once, but twice over the last 4 years.

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Why Is early Detection Of Breast Cancer Important?

If Breast Cancer is found early, there are more treatment options and even a better chance for survival. Early detection includes a physical examination by your physician, a self breast exam and a mammogram.

Women age 20-39, a clinical breast exam by your physician should be performed. If not, ask for it. It should be done at least every 3 years, unless you are at high risk.

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What Is Breast Cancer? [Sponsored Post]

Every day, cells in your body divide, grow and die. Most of the time cells divide and grow in an orderly manner. But sometimes cells grow out of control. This kind of growth of cells forms a mass or lump called a tumor.  Tumors are either Benign, or not cancerous or they are Malignant and are cancerous. These cancerous tumors develop in the breast and are called Breast Cancer.

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Susan G. Komen Faith, Hope & Love Awards

Do you know a Breast Cancer survivor, health care proffesional or volunteer that has worked to improve the lives of cancer patients, find a cure or raise awareness for this cause? Nominate them for either the Faith, Hope or Love Award. Awards will be presented at the 10th Annual Susan G. Komen Survivor Luncheon May 7th at the Buffalo Convention Center. Click here to nominate someone you know.

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