Southfield Police & Fire Departments partner with the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer awareness month

September 26, 2019

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Breast Cancer Awareness

The Southfield Police and Fire Departments are partnering with the American Cancer Society to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Southfield Municipal Campus in front of City Hall, 26000 Evergreen. The event will be moved to the Southfield Pavilion in the event of rain.

Join Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren, Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee and Southfield Police and Fire personnel to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness to address the importance of early detection. The American Cancer Society will give out information on how everyone can help in this effort.  Making Strides Walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to help end breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events bring together people who want to help save lives from breast cancer.  People walk as individuals or on teams with family, friends, and coworkers. Event volunteers help with registration, logistics, and participant support.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk brings communities together to support each other. They honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds to create a world free from the pain and suffering of breast cancer. Last year, more than 1 million participants helped raise more than $60 million dollars. Because of the determination of Making Strides supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction.

Breast Cancer factoids:

  • Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Numerous studies have shown that early detection with mammography saves lives and increases treatment options.      
  • Mammography is a very accurate screening tool for women at both average and increased risks of breast cancer.
  • Many breast cancers are detected by self-breast examination.
  • Early detection and screening can save lives!

Southfield Fire Department Breast Cancer Awareness shirts will be available for purchase with proceeds going to breast cancer awareness and mammograms. Food will also be available for purchase.

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