Library Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event
October 05, 2010
The Dearborn Branch hosted a breast cancer awareness event Monday night, October 4th. We had about fifteen adults and teenagers look at the information. There were pamphlets and information for community contacts, plus cookies and punch. Several organizations, like North Kansas City Hospital and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, provided us with materials.
According to the Susan G. Kormen foundation, more than 190,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2009. Breast cancer is more common in women over 40, but can also affect younger women. It can also occur in men, but it is rare.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is often overwhelming for women. The North Kansas City Hospital provided a pamphlet the outlined services they supply for their patients. It listed various resources that help people through diagnosis, treatment, and follow up care. Last night's event attempted to put information on many services in the hands of local residents. The staff and customers of the library all had an enjoyable time.