The Fulton County Commission is also coming together to increase awareness and the importance of early detection.
The Fulton County Government Center will be illuminated in pink during the month of October in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to lighting the building in pink, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will also recognize the month with the presentation of a proclamation in October.
In the United States, there are more than 265,000 new breast cancer diagnoses in both men and women, and the disease roughly impacts 1 in 8 women annually. Fulton County Vice Chairman Liz Hausmann is sponsoring the proclamation to highlight the importance of awareness and early detection.
“Thanks to regular mammograms and early detection, there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States,” said Vice Chair Hausmann. “We encourage everyone to consult with health care professionals regarding their family histories, screenings, and related options to promote well-being. By shining pink lights on the Government Center, we’re highlighting the profound significance of breast cancer awareness.”
As part of observances of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to encourage early detection and treatment, the Fulton County Board of Health will offer free breast cancer exams over a two-day period at two regional health centers.
The exams will take place on October 17th and 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:
College Park (Willie J. Freeman) Regional Health Center – October 17th
1920 John Wesley Avenue
College Park, Georgia 30337
North Fulton Regional Health Center – October 19th
3155 Royal Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022
For more information about breast cancer exams, contact the Fulton County Board of Health at 404.612.1649.