Balloons released at MHHS yesterday in memory of cancer victims

Yesterday was declared West Virginia Breast cancer Awareness Day and Awareness Month during a ceremony at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

In 2007, over 1,300 WV women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 300 will die from the disease.

It is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women.

Cancer survivors (left) are recognized by
Barb McKown (right) who led the program

A woman has a one out of eight chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.

The American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram every one to two years for women 40-49, and yearly mammograms for women over 50.

Children from Minnie's Rainbow Day
Care Center attended the celebration

Friends of Minnie Hamilton served refreshments

Residents of MHHS Long Term Care helped release balloons