ST. PETERSBURG - October is the 25th anniversary of the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project is hosting an awareness event to educate the community about this disease that can affect anyone - women and men, young and old.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 192,370 new cases of breast cancer in women and 1,910 in men this year.
The public is invited to attend to the Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at the All Children's Hospital Education and Conference Center's main auditorium, 701 Fourth St S., St. Petersburg. Learn about the symptoms and risk factors of breast cancer as well as the importance of early detection and treatment.
The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 727-767-6780 for information or to make a reservation. The first 50 guests to register will receive a signature gift. Refreshments will be served.
If you can't attend, you can still support breast health by being "in the pink" on Friday, Oct. 16, which is Dress in Pink Day as well as National Mammography Day.