Breast Cancer Awareness Month Starts Today

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bringing many events to the area promoting the importance of early screening, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who lost their lives to the disease.

CancerScreeningVanOne of two cancer-screening vans in Louisiana was in Natchitoches today.  It features a 3D mammogram machine.  The van is made possible through a partnership between the LSU Health Center in Shreveport, the Medical Residence Program in Alexandria, The Komen Race for the Cure and the Rapides Foundation.

Today, the van was parked in the lot beside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Kaiser in Natchitoches.  To make an appointment, call (318) 767-3027 or toll free at (855) 767-3027.

Additionally for October, the “Walk for the Cure” is almost here.

RapidesCancerExhibitIn support of this event, Rapides Regional Medical Center has a new exhibit in its South Tower hallway.  These works of art have been inspired by those who must fight against breast cancer.  The display will be up for the entire month of October.

The “Walk for the Cure” is Saturday, October, 19th in downtown Alexandria.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/1/13

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