Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2011
Sen. Judy Eason McIntrye
Public invited to Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Capitol
Hundreds of Oklahomans from around the state will be at the State
Capitol May 3 for the third annual “Breast Cancer Awareness
Day at the Capitol”. The free event is open to the public
and helps raise awareness about the disease and it’s affects
on the state’s population as well as provide educational tools
to victims and their families.
The Co-Chairs of the educational event are breast cancer survivor,
State Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre and Breast Impressions’ founder,
“It’s so important to have these kinds of educational
events to help those struggling with the disease as well as help
others learn about the importance of early detection through self
exams and regular medical checkups,” said Eason
McIntyre, D-Tulsa. “Education is important because early
detection is sometimes the only way to save lives. It saved mine,
and we want to ensure that all Oklahomans have the knowledge and
resources they need to prevent this horrible disease.”
According the American Cancer Association, one in seven women will
get breast cancer in their lifetime.
“This event has been a huge success the last two years and
we’re expecting even more people this year,” said Grove.
“It’s estimated that around 2,400 Oklahomans will be
diagnosed with breast cancer this year and more than 5,300 will
die from it. By having all of these medical professionals, counselors,
specialists and survivors at one event, we can provide help and
peace of mind to those who have been recently diagnosed with the
disease or have a friend or family member battling it. We’re
working to ensure more Oklahomans are survivors rather than another
Eighteen organizations from throughout the state will have displays
in the fourth floor rotunda with information on detection and prevention
as well as treatment options, medical assistance and a variety of
other information for victims and survivors.
The event will take place from 9:00 to 3:00. The Central High School
Performing Arts Classical Dance class will perform at 10:00 a.m.
Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb will speak in the afternoon. At one
point in the day, participants will be invited into the Gallery
of the House and Senate to be recognized by both legislative bodies.
A catered lunch will be available for $5, but reservations must
be made by April 29 at 3 p.m. Guests can RSVP at email@example.com,
or by calling 918-691-3874.
For more information contact:
Breast Impressions: (918) 691-3874
Sen. Eason McIntyre: (405) 521-5598