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Breast Cancer Awareness

Chiara Fallone ’25

Known as “In The Pink ” for women experiencing breast cancer has made its way to the Grosse Pointe Village to support and show the meaning of breast cancer awareness.The following dates for this event are on Thursday, Oct 5, 5 to 7p.m.

Breast Cancer 2018 Survivor Ann Turnbull explains the difficulty and the main purpose of this event.

“Stores are open late so doctors can talk to different women. St. John, they have a satellite office, two doors over,” Turnbull said “So they have their staff at a table and a lot of the staff is from the main Liggett Breast Center.”

Women can meet with health experts from St. John’s Hospital for a brief ten minute health presentation, a mammogram and the opportunity to win prizes from identifying pink pumpkins hidden around the village. Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mobile mammogram service in a village, which provides free screenings for women. Known as the “Breast mobiel”, the truck aims to make it easier to get a screening.

“St. John provides this just for women to get their screening done. So that’s the biggest thing that happens at night. That’s what, to me, is the most exciting just to get women aware of just, you know, just go get it done.” Turnbull said.

With all this in mind though, It’s a day to honor survivors, those who were lost from this disease and the progress of defeating breast cancer. During the month of October, people wear pink ribbons to support this event which means joining the fight against breast cancer and not only that but It also symbolizes hope, strength and unity for all.

“But it’s such an emotional event for me because it just brings back so many memories. You saw how I got emotional in the other room because there are just so many people and we just need to find a cure for this” Turnbull said.

Lilly Pulitzer created “Breast Cancer Awareness Print With Purpose” and has made a clothing line for breast cancer. During this month Lilly Pulitzer makes all her clothes pink to symbolize this emotional and heart warming event. Village Palm store donates a percentage of sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mobile mammogram service in a village is free for screening women to contribute to heavily supported causes like this one. Furthermore, The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a Breast Cancer organization that has a mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our community and investing in breakthrough resources to cure and prevent cancer.

“It’s the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and I get customers that come in and they’ll tell me what’s going on in their lives. And a lot of times, they’ve got cancer and I’ve coached them through it like “don’t worry, just be positive and get it done,” Turnbull said.

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