October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Friday is “Pink Out Day” in Chillicothe.
Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Room Nurse Manager Beverly Shaul is asking all residents to take part.
“We are hoping for the whole town of Chillicothe and all the businesses to participate and wear pink throughout the whole entire day. Wear pink to work or wear pink while you are out shopping, whatever you’re doing wear pink on October 3rd,” she said.
“And we here at the hospital, all the staff here at the hospital and at the fire department, we will all be wearing our pink shirts that day.”
There will be numerous events throughout the nation this month as well, including athletes, public figures and common citizens sporting pink to bring awareness to this devastating but treatable disease.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is key to its successful treatment. Mammograms are very important in early diagnosis and women should have them done regularly.
To learn more, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Website.