Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ceremony

In recognition of the important lifesaving practice of early detection and screening available for breast cancer, every year during the month of October the CCDC promoted an awareness event called the "Wreath Ceremony." The wreath is made out of pink ribbons that bear the names of El Paso breast cancer survivors and remain on display at the County Courthouse throughout the month of October and then rotate to different community clinics, and other public places across El Paso to continue the awareness initiative. The pink ribbon is a symbol of breast health awareness to remind us to check ourselves and to get our annual mammogram exam. The ceremony recognizes the lifesaving practices of early detection and screening available for breast cancer prevention and demonstrates the commitment to fight the disease that has claimed the lives of many women every year. Men and women are advised to visit their doctors to get a clinical examination - the first step in the race to prevent breast cancer and save lives.
No matter where you go... whenever you see a pink ribbon you know what it stands for.


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