Knowing yourself and knowing your risks are the first steps toward fighting breast cancer.

This Sunday, thousands of survivors and supporters will take a lot of steps toward raising awareness at the Race for the Cure.

One in seven women in Colorado will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection, regular screenings and knowing your body can all make a difference in surviving.

Men can be diagnosed as well.

Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee says the risk of cancer is scary – but no knowing is worse.

“It’s so important and I know a lot of us are afraid,” she said. “Well, what if, what if we cannot be afraid. We’ve gotta make sure that we get these screenings so that we can nip it in the bud.”

The 5K run/walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Pepsi Center.

At 10:15 a.m., they will honor the breast cancer survivors who are participating.

You can register and find more details here: