Sheriff’s Office Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

Look closely at this tree and you will see ribbons of hope for a
breast cancer cure.
New breast cancer survivor Karen Cotton brought the tree to her job at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office to raise awareness.
She feels strongly about being your own health advocate.
“Push . Don’t let people put you off on appointments. Insist that you get the appointments early and insist on answers and just ask questions.”
cotton’s co-workers are inspired by her courageous battle and will honor her with what they’re calling “Pink Out days” in October.
“That’s when you wear your pink t-shirt. So when you do that you pay a dollar to wear your tee-shirt and then we’re gonna serve you breakfast,” says Sharon Aikens.
The Pink Out project is striking up conversations about making time for breast health screenings at work.
“There ‘s so many others like myself whose never had a mammogram or who may be having issues or some type of difficulties right now and they’re not going out to have themselves checked or doing anything about it,” explains April Jackson.
Realizing mammograms cannot be ignored — the Sheriff’s Office is bringing St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mobile Mammography Unit to the job Friday.
The first step to form a new habit that could save lives.
The Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Sheriff’s Office this Friday, September 30th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
If you’re interested in getting a mammogram call (912) 819-6140 for an appointment.

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