Thanks to Breast Cancer Month supporters

Published 9:42 am Saturday, November 13, 2010

To the Editor:

October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — has come and gone, and once again the great citizens of Franklin and Southampton County have stepped up and supported the cause.

There were two local teams who participated in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure in Washington, D.C. This was a three-day, 60-mile walk.

There was a Komen Walk held at Deerfield Correctional Center as well, with employees walking and money raised through food sales and donations raising over $1,600! Southampton Memorial Hospital sponsored the Healthy Women’s Conference in October; this was an informative and educational conference. The hospital also sponsors the Breast Cancer Support Group that meets monthly at the hospital.

All of us who have fought this disease and are still fighting appreciate the generosity of all the support from our community.

And not just for us, but future generations. The monies raised through the Komen walks are helping to find a cure for this debilitating disease. Breast cancer affects everyone some how or another; it has no boundaries regarding race, age, education or socioeconomic status.

If you are approached to help this cause, remember this … educate, advocate, eradicate. And that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Suzette Greger
Facilitator Breast Cancer Support Group