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Secretary Miller Leads Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

By Anya Armes Weber

Secretary Janie Miller, Telitha Woods and Wellness Committee Chairwoman Julie Brooks lead staff on the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk last week.

Secretary Janie Miller, Telitha Woods and Wellness Committee Chairwoman Julie Brooks lead staff on the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk last week.

Secretary Janie Miller led several central office staff on a walk for breast cancer awareness last week.

The walk was around the campus of Frankfort’s CHR Building.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Miller reminded the women gathered for the walk that now is the time to focus on their own wellness.

“We take care of everyone else – children, parents, husbands, friends,” she said. “But we rarely take care of ourselves. This is an opportunity to remember to take care of ourselves, and tell all of our family members to do the same.”

Miller told the walkers that the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program (KWCSP) has provided 276,852 screenings in its 20 years, and nearly 2,900 cases of breast cancer have been detected.

KWCSP, part of the Cabinet’s Department for Public Health, also collaborates with partner organizations and individuals around the state and is involved in several public education and outreach activities every year.

Learn more about the Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program online.

For more information on prevention and detection, log on to the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer prevention home page

  

 

Last Updated 10/17/2011