City of Winder proclaims October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Winder mayor David Maynard proclaimed October 2020 as Breast Cancer Awareness month at the Oct. 6 city council meeting. Per a National Cancer Institute estimate, more than 275,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and more than 42,000 will lose their life to the disease. The proclamation aims to increase public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and send a message to get annual mammogram screening upon reaching age 40. It also recognizes breast cancer survivors, those battling the disease, their families and friends who are a tireless source of love and encouragement, and applauds the efforts of medical professionals and researchers working to find a cure. Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow provides mammography screening opportunities including 3D mammography. Pictured, from left, are: Chad Hatfield, vice president of regional hospitals for Northeast Georgia Health System; Maynard; Sunita Singh, public relations manager, NGMC Barrow; Aimee Thurmond, mammography coordinator, NGMC Barrow; Jayme Carrico, executive director of oncology services, NGHS; and Jason Tyner, imaging manager, NGMC Barrow.

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