Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Herrin Holds City Wide Breast Cancer Campaign
HERRIN -- The city of Herrin is joining the fight against breast cancer.
Herrin Hospital began its Pink Out Campaign Wednesday to raise awareness about the disease.
Residents gathered to release balloons in the hospital's healing garden. The balloons represented breast cancer survivors, those battling the disease, and those who had lost their fight.
"It's just to honor them and to remember them. I think that's the most important thing," said Kathy Cerutti.
Businesses have helped by purchasing ribbons that are displayed throughout the hospital. Organizers say it's a chance for the community to unite for an important cause.
"It takes all of us kind of raising awareness and supporting those people that are fighting the fight," believes hospital administrator Terence Farrell. "It takes research, it takes dollars, it takes support. It takes us all working together."
The theme of the campaign is "Early Detection Is The Best Protection." The hospital is encouraging women to a get a yearly mammogram.
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