Archbold Memorial Hospital presented its annual “Pink Affair” for breast cancer awareness on Friday. More than 350 guests attended the event at the Singletary Oncology Center.
All the money raised is used to pay for mammograms.
“Raising money for mammograms results in early detection of breast cancer,” said Steven Johnson, director of Radiation Oncology and co-emcee of the event. “There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. because of early detection brought about by mammograms. One in eight women will develop breast cancer, but the cure rate is ninety percent if picked up early.”
Co-emcee Geriann Kennedy then gave her testimony as a breast cancer survivor. At 31, she was diagnosed with stage 3 A breast cancer, a type that spreads quickly. Within days after her diagnosis, she began chemotherapy.
“I will never forget that moment. I had no family history of breast cancer,” said Kennedy.
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