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KDMC to Sponsor Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Day of Beauty

 

Join breast cancer survivors and King’s Daughters Medical Center 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the medical center’s Health Education Center for a wellness walk and Day of Beauty in a show of support for the fight against breast cancer.

Walkers are encouraged to convene at KDMC’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage) for a brief welcoming ceremony. Day of Beauty events are reserved for survivors first, then open to the public. Members of the community are encouraged to participate in the walk.

The wellness walk takes place in Ashland’s Central Park and the Day of Beauty begins immediately following the walk at the Health Education Center. Day of Beauty activities include: manicures, skin care, crowning of Beauty Queen for the Day, door prizes and educational literature.

To register for this special event, call 1.888.377.KDMC (5362).

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in Kentucky. Early detection, through mammography and/or breast self-exam, is the most effective way to treat the disease before it metastasizes or spreads through the body. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have annual mammograms and do monthly breast self-exams. Women who have never or rarely been screened for breast cancer are at greater risk for late stage detection of breast cancer, which translates to higher mortality.

To learn more about KDMC’s support groups, community education events, or the mobile mammography schedule, call 1.888.377.KDMC (5362).

KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer, neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional information, visit us online at kdmc.com.


 

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