Valdosta Daily Times

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October 10, 2013

Neighborhood hosting Breast Awareness Walk

VALDOSTA — Breast cancer is a serious threat that women and men of all ages should be informed about and proactive against. The best method for fighting breast cancer is to have regular check-ups.

The Nelson Hill Community is hosting a community walk to encourage breast cancer awareness. During the walk, community members will be able to recognize local survivors.

Elizabeth Norman, a realtor for the community, said of the event, "At Nelson Hill, it is not our intent to just build houses within a subdivision. It is our responsibility and pleasure to build relationships and sell homes while building a community. Two of our residents are breast cancer survivors, so to recognize them and honor so many others affected by this disease, we choose to host a walk within our community. On Saturday, we will celebrate life together, make memories and honor Kim McMillian and Kim Joseph."

Community developer Fleming Williams will be making a contribution to the local charity Get a Mammy. This charity provides women from all walks of life with the opportunity to have a mammogram. Often, under normal circumstances, these women would be unable to have the procedure and this can be a life saving procedure for many women.

In the last two years, Get a Mammy has helped over 25 women receive mammograms, three of which were diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization receives no government grants and relies on the generosity of donors to continue offering these services.

Women 40 and older are encouraged to get annual mammograms, while women in their 20s and 30s are urged to get a clinical breast exam each year. Breast self exams are also extremely important. It is important to see a doctor if you find a lump or swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or the nipple turning inward, redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin or discharge other than breast milk.

The Nelson Hill Community will also be painting the neighborhood pink, with pink balloons being placed on every mailbox.

The walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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