MADISON — Brest Cancer Awareness Day will be celebrated in Boone County on Monday, October 1, 2012 with a wreath hanging ceremony at the courthouse in Madison at 12:00 noon.
Similar ceremonies will take place all across the state as citizens gather to demonstrate a commitment to fight the disease that has claimed the lives of so many women, and to raise awareness of the importance of joining the fight for a cure.
The event in Madison will include guest speakers, information about breast cancer, resources for low-cost and free breast cancer screening services, and a celebration of breast cancer survivors.
Refreshments will be served by members of the Racine “CEOS” Club. There will be door prize drawings during the ceremony.
The Boone County Commission signed a Proclamation proclaiming October 1, 2012 as Breast Cancer Awareness day and the month of October 2012 as Brest Cancer Awareness Month.
Many mammography facilities offer reduced rates on mammograms during October. For more information, call the West Virginia Breast Cancer Screening Program at 1-800-642-8522 or your local health department.