Harrisonburg races to beat breast cancer

Henrietta Brewer
October 22, 2017

The American Cancer Society held its annual "Making strides against Breast Cancer" Walk, and it's safe to say the walk lived up to it's name.

All funds raised at that event will be donated to the Saint Lukes Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) emergency relief fund for non-medical expenses.

The event raised $30,000, which will go toward breast cancer research and resources for patients.

Thousands of Ghanaians last weekend thronged the streets of Koforidua in the Easter Region to participate in the walk against breast cancer. CT ranks third in the nation for breast cancer screening rates in women 40 years and older (79.8 percent) which is higher than the national rate of 72.8 percent. Several of the agency's employees have had a family member who has been diagnosed with breast or another kind of cancer.

The Monroe Women's Club is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a display at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library for the month of October.

Politicians, breast cancer ambassadors, the clergy, students, teachers, farmers and civil society organizations walked in solidarity for the cure.

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