"I'm here as a husband, father and grandson who wants to see cancer relegated to being a footnote..."

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Newark mayoral candidate Shevar Jeffries joined hundreds of like-minded participants in Lincoln Park for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides" walk for a cure for breast cancer. Jeffries and his "All in for Newark" team trekked the three mile course from Lincoln Park to Military Park and back with the throngs of other striders determined to see breast cancer eradicated in their lifetimes.

"I'm not here as a mayoral candidate," Jeffries said. "I'm here as a husband, father and grandson who wants to see cancer relegated to being a footnote of history, like polio, smallpox, diphtheria and other diseases. We have the will and now we're fighting for the resources to get it done. As a community we all have to be in this together to fight and win the good fight."

From http://makingstrides.acsevents.org:

The following steps can help you stay well and improve your odds against breast cancer.

  • The earlier breast cancer is found, the better. Sign up for our breast cancer screening reminder and we’ll remind you when it’s based on our early detection guidelines. If you are 40 or older, get a mammogram and breast exam every year and report any breast changes to your doctor right away.
  • You can help reduce your breast cancer risk by maintaining a healthy weight throughout life, being physically active on a regular basis (at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week) and limiting alcohol intake to less than 1 drink each day for women (2 drinks for men).

Learn more ways you can fight breast cancer

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