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Carol Garcia

09/30/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

Carol Garcia thinks we can cure breast cancer by 2015, and she’s putting her money where her mouth is. As chair of the South Placer Breast Cancer Organization, she has helped to raise over $500,000 for breast cancer research, and has vowed to up the ante to 1.5 million by 2010. The group works in conjunction with the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento to bring in top-tier researchers to continue to hunt down both the causes and the cure for the disease. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Carol is helping to organize a five-kilometer fun run in historic old town Roseville on October 11, in addition to other events throughout the month (visit wethinkpink.org for more details).

As a breast cancer survivor, Carol is well aware of the importance of individual awareness of the disease. She urges women not to rely on their health care providers to act in their best interest. According to the National Cancer Institute, women in their 40s and above should have a mammogram every one to two years, and all women should do regular breast self-exams. “When doctors say, ‘it’s okay, it’s normal, it’s fibrosis,’ don’t always listen,” Carol adds. “Manage your own health care.” For more information on breast cancer prevention, visit cancer.gov or breastcancer.org.

For more on Carol Garcia, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style-Roseville Granite Bay Rocklin edition. Click on the "Get Your Copy" link on the bottom of this page for some of our newsstand locations. Or, to order a copy of this issue, please email Gloria Schroeder at gloria@sierrastyle.com, or call her at 916-988-9888 x116.

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