October 6, 2009

181 Women Sky Dive to Fight Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 181 women went the extra mile for that cause as they decided to sky dive in the name of fighting breast cancer!

The jump, which broke a world record for women's formation sky diving, required 9 different planes to bring all the women together, and many of the skydivers were themselves breast cancer survivors. For more info, and pictures and video, see the article below. Quite an impressive feat for a good cause!

For more info on Breast Cancer Awareness Month check here. This is some info from that site on why you should be aware: "According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States last year. Approximately 1,910 new cases are expected in men. The ACS also reports that an estimated 40,610 breast cancer deaths are expected in 2009 (40,170 women, 440 men)."

181 Women Sky Dive to Fight Breast Cancer

181 female skydivers from 31 countries joined together on Sept 25 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time to set a new women's formation skydiving world record and raise over $900,000 for the fight against breast cancer, the most in the event's history. The week-long event was organized to raise funds for City of Hope's breast cancer research...

181 Women Sky Dive to Fight Breast Cancer

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