RAISING FUNDS TO FIND CURE.Byline: Daily News
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. - Katy Harvey joined more than 6,000 men and women in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. Oct. 14-23 to walk 60 miles to raise awareness and money for breast cancer community outreach Outreach is an effort by an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. programs.
``I have three sisters-in-law who participated in the three-day walk two years ago,'' Harvey said. ``When they asked me to join them and walk in memory of my mother-in-law, Alice Harvey, who died of cancer in 2000, I thought it was a great idea.''
Each participant had to raise at least $2,100 for breast cancer awareness and research programs. Harvey raised more than $2,700.
While trying to raise the money, Harvey gave presentations about breast cancer awareness at the base Officers' Spouses Club and at the Health and Wellness Center.
``I really believe that in order for the status quo [Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy. to change, you need to participate in both research and awareness,'' Harvey said. ``Researchers have already found a vaccine vaccine
Preparation containing either killed or weakened live microorganisms or their toxins, introduced by mouth, by injection, or by nasal spray to stimulate production of antibodies against an infectious agent. for cervical cancer Cervical Cancer Definition
Cervical cancer is a disease in which the cells of the cervix become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors. . If we all join together, who's to say the next breakthrough won't be for breast cancer?''
Harvey, a mother of three whose husband is deployed overseas, trained for four months to prepare for the walk. She walked 14 miles a day, alternating days with 20-mile bike rides.
She had to plan her training around her children's school schedules and extracurricular activities.
``Everyone knows someone affected by cancer,'' Harvey said. ``It has been worth every effort to know that we all strike a blow against breast cancer when we get involved.''