Pin-A-Sister campaign raises cancer awareness

The day when most women will gather in mass, Mother’s Day, will be used as a statewide effort to educate about breast health and breast cancer awareness.

The day when most women will gather in mass, Mother’s Day, will be used as a statewide effort to educate about breast health and breast cancer awareness.

Access Community Health Network’s 3rd Annual Pin-A-Sister Sunday Campaign will take place in at least 600 places of worship across the state, promoting breast health, self-breast examinations and learning to live with breast cancer.

Women participating in the initiative will pin each other with pink ribbons during a ceremony in which they will pledge to take better care of themselves by getting annual mammograms.

A recent study by the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force states that Black women are dying at a rate 116 percent higher than white women.

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