Tucson’s Muslims for the Cure visor. (Amer Taleb)
There’ll be a lot of pink hijabs at this year’s Southern Arizona Race for the Cure. In fact, it’ll be the first time the Muslim community registers a team in the race, according to Maryam Mir, captain of Tucson’s Muslim for the Cure.
More information about the team here: Team Info.
More than 1.5 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, making it the most common cancer in women worldwide. In some Middle Eastern countries, most women go undiagnosed until the very late stages because their disease is seen as too inappropriate to discuss in public, according a 2007 report.
Do Muslims and Arabs have a problem discussing breast cancer in public? If so, what’s the cause and solution?