At Advanced Vein Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins, those twisting blue, red, or purple lines that often appear in the legs and feet. As medical professionals, our goal in providing this service is to support the overall health and well-being of our patients.
A variety of factors can cause varicose veins, but you are more likely to suffer from them if they run in your family. This is true for any number of other medical conditions, including breast cancer. In recognition of our patients and those in our community who suffer from a breast cancer diagnosis, we are proud to support the 2020 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as a sponsor.
The Goal: Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer
The Race for the Cure is an educational and fundraising event that involves a series of 5k runs and walks held annually in cities and towns throughout the United States. It has a four-part goal:
- To raise awareness of breast cancer;
- To raise funding for finding a cure;
- To celebrate survivors of breast cancer;
- To honor those who lost their lives as a result of the disease.
Race for the Cure was started in 1982 years ago in Texas by Nancy G. Brinker. Her sister, Susan G. Komen, was dying of breast cancer. To honor her, she began speaking out about breast cancer and raising money to find a cure.
Three decades later, Race for the Cure has donated $750 million to breast cancer research while providing more than $1.3 billion in funding to help patients get the medical care, screening, and support they need. While there is still not a cure for breast cancer, researchers are closer than ever. Meanwhile, increased public awareness and early detection tests have lowered the breast cancer fatality rate by nearly 30 percent.
Participating in Boise’s 2020 Race For the Cure
Promoting medical research and screening for breast cancer and other diseases is vital to our team of experienced radiologists and our office staff at AVT. We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2020 Race for the Cure. For 21 years, the local community has supported this important event. Previously, a series of walks and runs would be held on or near Mother’s Day weekend.
This year, concerns over COVID-19 have necessitated some significant changes to the 2020 Boise Race for the Cure. In addition to having to postpone the event, which is now scheduled for Saturday, August 29, participants can expect the following:
- Rather than walks or runs, there will be a Race Expo Parade. Participants are welcome to show up in their cars (decorations encouraged!) at Albertsons Corporate Offices on East Park Center Boulevard between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- Sponsor and vendor booths will offer drive-through service. All participating are expected to wear masks.
- T-shirts and ribbons will be handed out to breast cancer survivors, and there will be opportunities to get out of your vehicle and have official event photos taken at the end of the parade route.
- For those who are not comfortable appearing in person, you can participate in a virtual Race for the Cure via the SGK Race App from your home, backyard, or other locations.
Our Goals at Advanced Vein Therapy
Advanced Vein Therapy has been a trusted provider of varicose vein treatments for patients throughout the Boise area for over 10 + years. Varicose veins occur due to damage in the valves of the veins, which regulate blood flow. They are often caused by hereditary factors, as well as issues such as:
- Age: The older you get, the more likely you are to have varicose veins.
- Weight: Being overweight puts you at increased risk.
- Pregnancy: It is common for women who are expecting to develop varicose veins.
- Standing or sitting or long periods: You are more likely to suffer varicose veins if you lead a sedentary lifestyle or have a job that requires you to sit or stand for long periods.
At AVT, our goal is to help patients live healthier, happier lives. We do this by providing safe, highly effective treatments for varicose veins combined with the absolute highest quality of patient care and service. To find out more about AVT and the varicose vein treatments that are available, call or contact our Boise office online to schedule a consultation today.