Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015
Sen. Anastasia Pittman
Public invited to Annual Breast Cancer Awareness
Day at State Capitol on April 21st
The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be
held at the state Capitol on Tuesday, April 21. The educational
event is free to the public and provides information on prevention,
treatment, support groups and other pertinent topics.
“This is always a great event in helping patients and their
families learn more about treatment options, as well as raise awareness
about early detection through self-exams and regular medical checkups,”
said Sen. Anastasia
Pittman, D-Oklahoma City. “One in eight women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime and more than
500 Oklahoma women will lose their lives to breast cancer this year.
Events like this are important so I encourage people to wear pink
and join us on Tuesday at the Capitol to learn more.”
The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the 4th
floor Rotunda. There will be several vendors from around the state
with information on detection and prevention as well as treatment
options, medical assistance and a variety of other information for
patients and survivors.
This year’s sponsors include the Professional Firefighters
of Oklahoma (PFFO) and Tulsa and Oklahoma City IAFF Locals 157 and
176 with the support of Sen. Anastasia Pittman (D-Oklahoma City),
Sen. Kevin Matthews (D-Tulsa), Rep. Charles Ortega (R-Altus), Rep.
George Young (D-Oklahoma City), Rep Mike Shelton (D-Oklahoma City),
Soulful Survivors, Inc. of Tulsa, Soulful Survivors President Saundra
McClelland, PFFO Legislative Director Chalk Norton, and former State
Senator and breast cancer survivor Judy Eason McIntyre.
“I hope Oklahomans will come to the Capitol and show their
support of breast cancer awareness in our great state,” said
Eason McIntyre. “I’m so thankful for all of the organizations
that come together each year to make this a successful event.”
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