Community Battles Breast Cancer

Over 60 people came out to walk the square during Mahaska Health Partnership’s (MHP) breast cancer awareness walk. Organizers were pleased with the turnout.

Throughout the park, precisely 2390 pink flags were placed, which represent the amount of breast cancer cases that will be diagnosed in Iowa this year.

Funds raised from the walk will go toward providing mammograms for those who can’t afford one. “No one should have to go without one, as we have funds,” said Cassie Riley, MHP marketing coordinator. Funds also go toward breast cancer education.

October is breast cancer awareness month, and there are more ways to support awareness, including holding a “jeans day” at work, or attending a free women’s breast health night on Oct. 20.

For more information, contact Mahaska Health Partnership.

Story provided by Herald staff writer Angie Holland


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