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Breast cancer awareness ramps up

POSTED: September 28, 2012 7:00 a.m.

When she talks about the importance of breast cancer awareness, Tina Davis, manager of the Ellsworth County Medical Center’s Rural Health Clinic, gets emotional.

“I didn’t realize that women didn’t understand what they don’t know about breast cancer,” she said.

As she has done for the last three years, Davis and her breast cancer awareness team — Theresa Kyler, Tara Rush, Karen Moos, and Trish Mermis — are planning several community-wide awareness events in October aimed at saving lives.

“You always think it’s going to happen to somebody else,” Davis said. “But when it’s the person you sit beside every day that gets diagnosed with breast cancer, it rocks your world, and not in a good way. That’s reality for all of us.”
Davis said the campaign will emphasize the significant role fitness and nutrition play in reducing the likelihood of acquiring the deadly disease.
That relationship will be highlighted Wednesday, Oct. 17, during the annual Breast Cancer Awareness dinner. The featured speaker will be Dr. Christopher A. Rupe of the Salina Surgical Center. He will focus his discussion on genetics and breast cancer.

See the full article in the Sept. 27 I-R.

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