Fulton High School seniors Gabby Madding and Alexia Jaycox reiew material that they received from Parkway Regional Hospital as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.
In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, senior girls from Fulton High School spent part of the day learning a life-saving lesson. The young ladies were welcomed to Parkway Hospital by Melissa Steele, in the mammography department where girls were given a demonstration of the mammography equipment. Mrs. Steele explained the procedure to the young ladies and emphasized the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, the young ladies discussed other health related concerns, and professions in the health care field. Students were given a special gift bag from the hospital as they completed their lesson, with the understanding that they would share the contents and the message with a significant female in their life. The young ladies ended the day with a special lunch at the Keg in Fulton where they were joined by Superintendent Tamara Smith, and Fulton High School Principal, Donna Garland. This annual event for Fulton’s senior young ladies began with the 2002 graduating class, under the guidance of teacher, Geneva Storey. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life time. In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. The good news is that in 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US. The commitment from the FHS senior young ladies attending the day’s events is to be educated, be aware, and be active in the fight against Breast Cancer.