“You have breast cancer.” These are four words that no one wants to hear. But unfortunately, this widespread and random disease strikes hundreds of thousands of women, as well as men, throughout the United States each year. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 20 to 59 in the U.S.
Here in Ohio, female breast cancer made up 15% of newly diagnosed cancers from 2000 to 2004. This averages to approximately 8,000 new breast cancer cases diagnosed per year.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here at your preferred Mercedes-Benz new car dealership in Columbus, Mercedes-Benz of Easton, we enthusiastically support the efforts of local and national organizations to spread the word about fighting this dreaded disease.
One of the most well-known organizations raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. It is the world’s largest and most successful educational and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
Since 1982, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® has funded more than $889 million in breast cancer research and nearly $2 billion in medical care, support, and community educational efforts.
According to the Susan G. Komen website, 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to the organization’s mission, while 75% of the net income raised stays in local communities to help fund local breast cancer educational, screening, and treatment programs.
Since 1993, Komen Columbus has raised more than $33 million, with $18 million staying right here in Columbus to support local breast cancer programs. While this is a number we can all be proud of, the fight to find a cure for breast cancer continues.
Komen Columbus has so far raised more than $1.7 million this year, with thousands of people participating in the recently concluded 24th Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®.
If you missed this year’s Columbus event, here’s another opportunity to participate in the Race for the Cure®. On Sunday, Oct. 23rd a Race for the Cure® event will be held in Athens, Ohio at Ohio University. If you are interested in participating or volunteering, you can follow this link to register online for the race.
How do you know if you may have breast cancer? Screening and early detection are critical. There is a 99% five-year survival rate for early stage breast cancer. Here are 8 warning signs you need to know:
- Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarms
- Swelling warmth, redness, or darkening of the breast
- Change in breast size or shape
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
- Pulling of the nipple or other parts of the breast
- Sudden nipple discharge
- New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
If you have any one, or more, of these symptoms, you are encouraged to see your health care provider as soon as possible.
We hope that you or a family member will never have to deal with breast cancer. But if breast cancer does occur, you can take comfort in knowing that organizations such as Susan G. Komen Columbus and the American Cancer Society are there to help give you and your family the support and assistance you need.
New Mercedes-Benz Luxury Cars For Sale In Columbus
We’re proud to support the efforts of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® here in Columbus to raise money to help researchers ultimately defeat this disease, as well as fund educational and support resources right here in our local community.
But here’s something else we’re proud of. And that’s our award-winning lineup of new 2016 Mercedes-Benz luxury automobiles for sale near Columbus at Mercedes-Benz of Easton. Today, we showcase the beautiful new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 luxury sedan. It is just one brilliant example of the many superlative new 2016 Mercedes-Benz vehicles that await your inspection at our Columbus, Ohio Mercedes-Benz dealership in Easton.
2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan
With its poised, powerful, and athletic countenance, the stunning new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-class luxury sedan for sale in Columbus at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is the perfect blending of athletic elegance with refined style. Powered by a remarkably responsive and fuel-efficient 241 horsepower, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, the C300 combines smooth power with up to an EPA-estimated* 34 mpg on the highway. The C300’s agile new 4-wheel multi-link suspension with Agility Control® promises an exhilarating driving experience with the ability to switch between Comfort and Sport suspension tuning.
The interior of the new 2016 C300 indulges the senses and pampers the soul. There is no mistaking that this is a true driver’s car from the moment you get behind the wheel. The thick, 3-spoke Nappa sport leather steering wheel with convenient fingertip controls and paddle shifters put you in command of the road ahead. You are surrounded by nothing but the best, with rich premium materials, modern finishes, and superb craftsmanship.
The latest technological and safety innovations from Mercedes are at your immediate disposal. Mercedes-Benz’s unique and groundbreaking, touch-sensitive control on the center console allows you intuitively to manage a variety of essential infotainment and navigational functions with the swipe of a finger. Plus, an available heads-up display (HUD) conveys critical information at a glance so you can keep your eyes on the road.
With a passion for safety grounded in the most advanced engineering, the new Mercedes-Benz C300 offers a higher level of both standard and optional safety features. With a 360-degree perspective, these safety technologies work together as your early warning system, alerting you to potential hazards, and even reacting autonomously if the need arises to help you avoid a possible collision. Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus, for example, uses advanced radar to scan and monitor traffic, while Attention Assist® can actually sense if you are getting drowsy, giving you a much-needed wake-up call.
Experience The Joy Of Mercedes-Benz Ownership
With a starting MSRP of just 38,950, the phenomenal new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 puts the joy of owning a Mercedes within reach. With our many money-saving Mercedes-Benz new car specials in Columbus, we’re sure that you’ll find the perfect Mercedes-Benz for your lifestyle and your budget.
We invite you to visit our Easton Ohio Mercedes-Benz new car dealership at 4300 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219 and experience the C300 for yourself. Call us today at 888-530-5742 to schedule your personalized VIP test drive of this magnificent Mercedes automobile.
* Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
* Price excludes TT&L, installed options, insurance, and finance charges. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please confirm prices with dealership personnel.