Augusta Regional recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Field of Pink display

Henrietta Strickland
October 6, 2018

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and CT is stepping up to join the cause.

At the press conference, a 3-D Breast Cancer Detection Vehicle was dedicated to pioneer and advocate Geri Barish, President and founder of the 1 in 9 Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition and Executive Director of Nassau County's Hewlett House. Long Island has had one of the highest breast cancer rates in the State of NY.

With so many people touched by breast cancer, local first responders say it is crucial to help fight it.

"Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they're now dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction", said Jennifer Brauer, community development manager. Also, Black women may have inadequate medical care, including limited access to cancer screening technology.

In addition, researchers continue to look into why some women are more susceptible to triple-negative breast cancer, in order to find better treatment options.

Women can also choose a healthier lifestyle for a better chance of lowering risks for the disease.

Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and is one of the most accomplished tennis players in the history of the sport, posted a video of herself singing "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls in a partnership with the I Touch Myself Project.

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