October 5, 2010
||Breast Cancer Awareness Event
||Texas Governor’s Commission for Women
||10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6
||Texas Capitol, South Steps
||Dr. David L. Lakey, commissioner, Texas Department of State
Dr. Rebecca Garcia, chief prevention
officer, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Batson, breast cancer survivor and president of the Women’s Chamber of
Commerce of Texas
Babette Bennett, breast cancer survivor
and honorary race chair for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Austin
||Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Texas.
This year more than 15,000 women in Texas will be diagnosed with breast cancer,
the leading cause of cancer deaths among women between the ages of 40 and 60.
Experts will discuss the importance of breast cancer awareness and highlight
prevention and early detection as the best protection.
||In memory of a loved one, survivors will place flowers in front
of a large wreath featured on the steps of the Capitol. A reception will be held
in the Lieutenant Governor’s Reception Room following remarks.
||Texas Department of State Health Services, the Cancer Prevention
and Research Institute of Texas, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Austin
Affiliate and the American Cancer Society.
(News Media Contact: Carrie Williams, DSHS
Press Officer, 512-458-7119 or 512-965-7198)
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