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Thalia Mara Hall to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

October is here and it's time to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness month!

The Thalia Mara fountains will once again go pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it all begins at 10 am on Wednesday.

Mayor Tony Yarber will present a proclamation for the Central Mississippi Affiliate of Susan G. Komen at 10 am in front of the fountain. 

According to the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias, breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and its occurrence in men is continuing to rise.

Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

MSM says that Komen fundraising has supported 3 advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment including the discovery of the first breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2.

MSM provides service to 59 counties in the state. Up to 75% of the net income, raised from events like Race for the Cure and the annual Pink Tie Gala, stays in Mississippi to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects.

A minimum of 25 percent of net income supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

MSM has invested over $2.6 million in community breast health programs throughout the state.

Be sure to wear your pink this month in support of Breast health Awareness month.

For more information visit, www.komencentralms.org

 

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