Public Service Announcement
“Monmouth goes Pink”
Although the month of October has been declared as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer awareness and recognition of survivors is year round. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, there will be 1,970 new breast cancer cases diagnosed in women in Mississippi. It is also estimated that 470 women will die from breast cancer in Mississippi.
The good news is that there are 2.5 million Breast Cancer Survivors living in the United States!
On November 8-10, 2010, “Monmouth goes Pink” to celebrate breast cancer survivors in Mississippi. Ms. Lani Riches, owner of Monmouth Plantation with her husband Mr. Ronnie Riches and a two time breast cancer survivor, had a dream of using Monmouth Plantation to “help and bless other women going through this journey.” As a result of her dream, funding secured from the Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and in partnership with the Mississippi Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at the Mississippi State Department of Health breast cancer survivors have been selected to attend the Women of Monmouth Educational Seminar November 8-10, 2010. Also, other breast cancer survivors in the Natchez area are invited to attend a session conducted by Dr. Alice Chung, renowned breast cancer surgeon from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, on Tuesday, November 9, at 1:30-3:00 pm at Monmouth Plantation.
The causes of breast cancer are not known. However, there are risk factors that increase some women chances for developing breast cancer. There are many unknowns about breast cancer, but what is known is that the best protection against this disease is early detection. For more information about the seminar, please contact Monmouth Plantation at 1-800-828-4531.