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Breast Cancer Awareness Month events held in San Diego

Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 10:54:13-04

SAN DIEGO — SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Chantal Breyfogle knows all too well the importance of early detection. Even though she has no family history and does self exam routines regularly, she's been diagnosed twice with breast cancer.

"I feel like I have double the opportunity and double the responsibility to make sure I give other women the opportunity to become a survivor," said Breyfogle.

A big part of that is help from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. All of the money raised during their Race for the Cure 5K stays in San Diego. This event helps pay for mammograms, biopsies, support resources, and other medical needs for those who need it.

Shaina Gross, the President and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation San Diego Chapter says, " We hear all the time where people have to pay for their medication or their rent. And we don't want anyone to have to make that decision."

Added support, Breyfogle says, is helpful as you deal with a disease that affects six women in San Diego a day. This disease also claims the life of one person a day.

Breyfogle says, "I hope we will find cures and treatments so the next generation won't have to do this."