Peggy Fleming urges a healthy lifestyle - - Jackson, MS

Peggy Fleming urges a healthy lifestyle

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

Shoppers turned out en masse Friday for holiday shopping in Jackson. And a celebrity took center stage at Mistletoe Marketplace. Peggy Fleming an American figure skater and commentator on figure skating for over 20 years was speaker for a luncheon.

She focused on living a healthy lifestyle. Fleming was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. Fleming encouraged the audience to take charge of their health by getting regular checkups. Fleming's cancer was detected in its early stages, and surgery was successful. She became a breast cancer activist who recommends not procrastinating and early detection.

"I just want to make sure people take charge of their health. Don't procrastinate about making your check up appointments every year. Getting your mammogram every year and getting your self breast exam. Those are the tools for early detection," Fleming stated.

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