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White House helps increase breast cancer awareness in big way

October 26, 2009
As the final week of Breast Cancer Awareness month begins, the White House found a way to shine more attention on the condition that afflicts thousands of women a year.

The Obama administration displayed a large pink ribbon in front of the White House, which reportedly runs the length of the columns in front of the presidential residence.

Last week First Lady Michelle Obama spoke while standing by breast cancer survivors, referencing how the disease has affected women all over the country.

"This is a disease, as we know, that affects not just those diagnosed with it, and not just those who`ve survived it and those who've lost their lives to it, but it is a disease that also affects those who love and know them - which these days seems like almost every single person in this country," Mrs. Obama said.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 192,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from it this year.

While there is no cure for the disease, many have been able to beat breast cancer by getting a regular mammogram, especially if there is a family history of the condition.ADNFCR-2730-ID-19427712-ADNFCR
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