Nyeri County to offer free breast cancer checks for 30 days

Breast cancer survivors cutting the ribbon before the annual “Walk for Women” last year

In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, C, I-Batavia) is calling on individuals to embrace education and early detection as primary mechanisms to fight the disease.

Raymond Handling Solutions (RHSI) and Handling Systems, each a Raymond Sales and Service Center, will hold the sixth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from October 17 through 27. She has now been cancer-free for one year.

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Here we are once again, braving the battle against breast cancer.

"Breast cancer is not rare".

Breast cancer is defined as out of control growth of cells in the breast which have the ability to form a tumor or lump.

Established in 2002, the foundation was established to educate the people in breast cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women.

Walkers can also sign up or donate online at A large number of young girls, women, doctors, hospital staff, teachers and students participated in the walk, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of creating awareness about the breast cancer, early diagnosis and timely treatment. Although the disease is far more pervasive among women, approximately 500 men also will die from breast cancer this year.

"Survival rates for breast cancer continue to improve, likely secondary to improved individualized systemic treatments for breast cancer, and earlier detection", Petersen said. Mammography is the only screening method that has been shown to be effective in reducing breast cancer mortality.

For more information about the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink fundraising campaign, visit the Real Men Wear Pink website. Thirty-four years later, it is still a topic on the forefront of women's health.