October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it serves as a chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during their life.
This year, Donalsonville Hospital’s lead Mammographer, Amy Allen created the first annual “Give Cancer the Boot” Survivors Luncheon, an afternoon empowering gathering of fighters, survivors and supporters.
James Moody, Hospital Administrator said, “This event provides community, support, and inspiration for our guests. Give Cancer the Boot is dedicated to those who’ve experienced a diagnoses of breast cancer at Donalsonville Hospital and the family and friends who’ve helped along the way. We hope to continue this tradition annually.”
More than 30 ladies were invited to attend with a guest and were treated to lunch and prizes provided by local businesses while listening to speakers from Hologic, Myriad Genetic, Southeast Health Rehabilitation, Rejoice Run, and Donalsonville Hospital.
The featured testimonial was breast cancer survivor, Monteen Moody, Mr. Moody’s mother, who shared her journey so beautifully and thanked the doctors and caregivers of Donalsonville Hospital.
The event ended with a powerful and lively survivors walk where the guests danced their way around the room signed the survivors wall.