Local Breast Cancer Advocates Agree to ‘Be The Cure’

The SOMC Cancer Center welcomed a hundred breast cancer survivors and supporters to a celebration and call to action Thursday, Nov. 8 at the center.

The guests were treated to refreshments, enjoyed visiting with SOMC Cancer Services staff, were able to hang a celebratory ornament on the center’s Survivor Tree, and agreed to “Be The Cure,” and take the message of getting a mammogram to five of their friends.

SOMC Cancer Physician Liaison Dr. Thomas Khoury welcomed the first group of breast cancer awareness advocates who can be a vital link to reaching women who may be neglecting their own health for the sake of family and other obligations.

Wendi Waugh and Norma White of the Cancer Center, who have been breast cancer patients themselves, spoke to the group about the importance of regular screening. They shared personal stories and urged the attendees to reach out to at least five of their friends who need the message to get a checkup.

For more information on breast cancer screening, call the SOMC Cancer Center at 356-7490.