It's impossible nowadays to find a person whose life hasn't been affected by breast cancer in some way. Everyone has a friend, a co-worker, a family member, a fellow parishioner who's had to stand and fight. And that's not even counting the quiet survivors who have won their fight and continue to fight on behalf of others.

Once you know -- once you've seen the fight in action, it's hard to not be moved, scared, inspired or even angry at knowing how close we are to eradicating this disease.

But for that to happen, we all have to put our money where our mouths are. We've got to help push research the extra mile to put a stop to breast cancer. This is your chance to do that. We've told you how to watch out for the disease, we've told you how cut the risks, we've even told you how to relate to someone who's suffering from breast cancer.

Now, the most important part -- here's how YOU can do your part to help stem this tide. This is your chance to actively change someone's life. Don't miss it.

About Susan G. Komen El Paso

By donating to The Susan G. Komen foundation at the link above, you're guaranteeing that more of your money stays local. Up to 75 percent of Komen El Paso’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.