The Mahaska Health Partnership will be hosting its seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness
Walk in order to promote breast cancer health news and help individuals understand what they need to be aware of, according to Oskaloosa News.
The walk will take place in the center of town, starting at noon, on October 13.
"We hold the walk on the Square during the noon hour to help raise awareness," Julie Hartke, director of radiology at the company, told the news source. "Many people heading to lunch will see all of the flags in the park as well as the walkers and will hopefully ask questions."
She added that as an organization, it is imperative that they notify and educate people on the possibility of certain health risks, and that is one of the reasons for the walk, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. Even though it is uncommon, men can also be diagnosed with the disease - 1 in 1,000 men will suffer from the disease at some point.