Tuesday, February 4, 2014

World Cancer Day

2005 November Press Conference 

The AVON Catalog

 In October 2005 after a chance encounter with the General Manager of AVON of Puerto Rico with my friend Ileana I began to run swim and bike for the Crusade against Breast Cancer. I would do this for 5 years and in that time raise over $93,000 for the American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico with donations from AVON of Puerto Rico for every mile I finished in competition.
All about the Crusade against Breast Cancer

Jose Quinones General Manager of AVON PR>

One of the many checks I was able to present the American Cancer Society

On top of the World at the Mauna Kea Hawaii

The press conference in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Taking 3rd place in a triple Iron race in Austria

Today is World Cancer Day February 4th 2014. Today was for remembering the friends and family we have lost to Cancer, but also hoping for a cure some time soon for this awful disease.

I would like to share a few facts as to why I supported this cause:
  1. More than 240,000 women, and 1,000 men, will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. in 2010.
  2. More than 40,000 women and 400 men die each year from the disease.
  3. There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
  4. One person is diagnosed approximately every 3 minutes, and one person dies of breast cancer approximately every 14 minutes.
  5. People over the age of 50 accounts for 76% of breast cancer cases; while only 5% of breast cancer diagnoses are in people under the age of 40 and 18% are in their 40s.
It remains the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer worldwide!! At one time or another every household will experience this tragic illness through family friends or someone they know! Breast Cancer needs to be stopped!

  •  5 years and 11 months wearing Pink and raising awareness of Breast Cancer through my sports of swimming, cycling and running.
  • In total I have swam, cycled and ran a total of 13315.714 miles since Nov.2005
  • In total I have raised the grand sum of $93,210.00 for AVON of Puerto Rico for mammograms for the women of Puerto Rico, the money was given to the American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico by AVON of Puerto Rico.
  • Being able to represent AVON a company for women
  • When the new Cancer Facility opens in San Juan Puerto Rico one of the rooms will be named after me for all the miles I have competed in for the AVON cause
  • Meeting women with Breast Cancer or friends and families of those affected by Breast Cancer and hoping and knowing I am making a difference in the lives of many people all over the World.
  • Wearing PINK PINK PINK

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