Jerusalem in PinkOctober 28, 2010 - 11:45 AM | by: Yonat Friling
More then 5000 people have walked today in the streets of Jerusalem, wearing pink and celebrating life. This was the 1st “race for the cure” walk by the Susan G Komen foundation in Israel.
Many men, women and children of all ages and races from all over Israel and the Palestinian Authority have joined together in Jerusalem to pay respect to their loved ones that fought breast cancer.
“We all came here, because there is no difference between us, when it comes to this disease. Jews, Arabs, we are all women and we all fight together”, said one of the participants, that came all the way from a Druze village up in the north of Israel.
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death for women in Israel, comprising 30 percent of all cancer cases. The past 25 years has seen a rise in the frequency of breast cancer diagnoses in Israel, and today there are more than 4,000 new cases every year. As part of its international efforts to fight the disease, the Komen foundation has contributed over $2 million to Israel in the past 16 years.
The Fox News Jerusalem Bureau has joined Jennifer Griffin for the walk, celebrating the small miracle we have witnessed this year.