October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Floyd continues its efforts to encourage women to be proactive about their breast health.
Pink is the nationally recognized color of breast cancer awareness, and while Floyd celebrated Pink Day in Rome on Friday, Oct. 4, more events are planned in Polk County and Cherokee County, Alabama.
Centre, Alabama's Fall Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT on Main Street downtown. The event will include complimentary magnets and breast education from the experts at Cherokee Medical Center and The Breast Center at Floyd.
Pink Day at Chick-fil-A in Rockmart, 1500 Chattahoochee Drive, will take place Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will also include complimentary magnets and breast education from the experts at Polk Medical Center and The Breast Center at Floyd. A similar event will be held Nov. 2 during the Market on Main in Cedartown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“For many years, we've partnered with Chick-fil-A in Rome, and now in Rockmart, to spread awareness and encourage women to get screened," said Aimee Griffin, Director of The Breast Center at Floyd and Director of Imaging Services for Floyd. “We firmly believe that knowledge is power, and we want to support all of northwest Georgia in saying KNOW to breast cancer."