Tick­ets on sale through Fri­day for Breast Can­cer sur­vivors ban­quet

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The 2nd An­nual Breast Can­cer Sur­vivor’s Ban­quet is hosted by Open Hand Com­mu­nity Out­reach, Inc. is be­ing held on Oct. 29 at Cedar Lake Christian Cen­ter, 1890 Rome High­way, Cedar­town start­ing at ex­actly 4 p.m.

Re­gard­less of your iden­tity, what you do, or where you live, the prob­a­bil­ity is that you have been af­fected per­son­ally by breast can­cer. The sta­tis­tics are clear and over­whelm­ing, yet sta­tis­tics mean lit­tle when con­fronted with the di­ag­no­sis of your­self or a friend or fam­ily mem­ber.

For the in­di­vid­u­als who bat­tle the fight against this can­cer on a daily ba­sis, the back­ing of fam­ily and friends is pretty much as vi­tal as the treat­ment got –vi­tal sup­port that widens still the cir­cle of peo­ple af­fected-by this dis­ease.

On the ac­count of med­i­cal search and early dis­cov­ery, the num­ber of can­cer sur­vivors has ex­panded dras­ti­cally over the pre­vi­ous decades. Ac­cord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion, while there were 3 mil­lion sur­vivors in 1971, the fig­ure for 2007 was 11.7 mil­lion of in­di­vid­u­als who are liv­ing with this dis­ease. In spite of the fact that Breast Can­cer Aware­ness is ob­served uni­ver­sally, most fes­tiv­i­ties are lo­cal fes­tiv­i­ties.

These are fre­quently sup­ported by hos­pi­tals, can­cer re­search fa­cil­i­ties and other or­ga­ni­za­tions fo­cused on the cause.

Oc­ca­sions held for this fes­ti­val cel­e­bra­tion in­clude fundrais­ers, car­ni­vals, speeches, con­certs and art dis­plays. Most events are in­tended for all ages.

To reg­is­ter as a sur­vivor or pur­chase tick­ets, please visit www. open­hand­com­mu­ni­ty­outreach.org by Oct. 21, 2016.

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