Hawley reminds everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is reminding residents that Saturday, Oct. 1, begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October, pink streaks of hair, shirts and even cleats on sports stars help raise awareness the devastating disease.
Cancer is a scary word. In New York, more than 15,000 women and 150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Hawley is encouraging his residents, women and men alike, to visit their doctors to get screened for this disease, as early detection is crucial to survival.
“I encourage everyone to talk with their doctors and schedule exams. Our community is so fortunate to have many organizations dedicated to fighting breast cancer, including the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR). Preventive measures and early detection can be life-saving decisions,” Hawley said. “The health and well-being of our daughters, sisters, wives and loved ones is important. I encourage everyone to learn more and get involved in the fight against breast cancer.”
BCCR is devoted to sharing information and supporting those touched by a breast cancer diagnosis. BCCR efforts include hosting fundraisers to raise money for research, as well offering educational seminars and support programs. Its Peer Advocates Lending Support (PALS) program helps connect breast cancer survivors with those new to the disease.
BCCR covers and provides services for a nine county region and is easily accessible via a variety of methods. Visit http://bccr.org/programs/, call 585-473-8177 or email [email protected] to learn more about the programs and services available from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.