WMS Walks for Breast Cancer Awareness


Aleeza Raza

WMS students attend the breast cancer walk

Aleeza Raza , Editor

Millions of people suffer from breast cancer every year, and this October the WMS student council took matters into their own hands to host a breast cancer awareness walk.

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast, and starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Breast Cancer cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen with an x-ray or felt as a lump. It typically occurs most in women, but can also be found in men. 


About 1 in every 8 U.S women develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their life. As of January 2021 there are more than 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. 

About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. A males lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 833, and 2650 cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2021. 

The WMS student council walk:

On October 29th, the WMS student council hosted a breast cancer walk around the school to raise money for the cause. The walk raised $1136 and was an hour-long. 

Mrs. Dymond, the student council chairperson said during the walk, “People who have breast cancer suffer for years, you all can walk a little further for them.” 

Students and their families were also encouraged to attend the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Middlesex County College, on October 24th. 

Where Can I Donate? 

Donations are being accepted by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to “fuel the research that gives people who have breast cancer longer and healthier lives.”